Most of our patients at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute have seen success with more conservative treatments, including physical therapy, pain medication, steroid injections, and hot and cold therapy.
If your condition worsens, the torn disc could result in a herniated disc, for which further treatment might be recommended. Your specialist might consider a discectomy, in which the damaged portion of the disc is removed, or a disc replacement.
It is not often that Dr. Alexander recommends surgery to relieve symptoms for torn discs. If you’d like to discuss possible treatments and the best course of action to relieve your pain, make an appointment with us at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute – we look forward to helping you!