Herniated Disc Treatment in Dallas, TX
A Herniated Disc is when the harder outside fibers of the disc is either damaged or deteriorates over time and the softer inner gel ruptures outside of its normal space. The softer material, when outside of the disc, puts more pressure on your spine and nerves which can create tremendous pain. There are three types of herniated discs. One of the most common reasons people see a spine specialist is for treatment of pain in the lower back (lumbar spine) from a lumbar disc herniation or neck pain (cervical spine) caused by a cervical disc herniation. Disc herniation’s are known by a variety of names including a slipped disc, ruptured disc or herniated disc. The expert surgeons at Texas Spine Associates have extensive experience treating pain caused by herniated discs in the spine. Our physicians offer an accurate diagnosis and advanced treatment for a variety of spinal conditions.
Symptoms of Herniated Discs
Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Discomfort or pain that radiates from the lower back, down one or both legs and possibly to the feet
- Constant shooting pain that may increase when moving or sitting
- Leg weakness
- Numbness and tingling in the leg or foot
- Limited range of motion
- Difficulty walking
- Problems with bladder or bowel control, in severe cases
Cervical Disc Herniation
- Discomfort, shooting pain, or burning that radiates down the arm
- Neck pain when turning the head or bending the neck
- Pain on or near a shoulder blade
- Weakness in the arm or hand
- Numbness and tingling in the arm
- Limited range of motion
- Difficulty using the arms or hands
Minor symptoms of herniated discs will resolve on their own over time. If symptoms are intense and continue for several weeks, or result from a sudden injury, it’s likely you need treatment. Dr. Neil Shah and Dr. Vishal Patel are highly experienced in diagnosing herniated discs and other spinal disorders as well as providing both surgical and non-surgical care.
Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ take a conservative approach by recommending non-surgical treatments whenever possible. We recommend surgery as a last resort when symptoms do not improve with conservative measures. Treatment options for Herniated Discs (cervical or lumbar) may include one or a combination of the following:
- Modified Physical Activity
- Spinal Injections
- Physical therapy
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy
- Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
- Cervical Keyhole Foraminotomy
- Minimally Invasive Cervical Fusion.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about treatments for herniated discs, request a consultation at any of our convenient locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Metroplex. Or you can call us at (972) 987-0969 to schedule your appointment.