Bulging Disc Treatment Available at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ
There are several treatment options for bulging disc pain available at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical approaches, and we generally advise our patients to begin nonsurgically. The reason is that many of our patients find that conservative therapies are very effective for relieving the discomfort associated with a bulging disc, a condition that may resolve on its own over time. Therefore, surgery is often unnecessary.
Before trying any type of treatment for a bulging disc, however, it’s always best to consult with a physician who can provide a proper diagnosis. The main reason is that many spinal conditions produce similar symptoms, but not all treatments are appropriate for all conditions. If you are experiencing neck or back pain, the spine specialists at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold are here for you. We can evaluate your symptoms, pinpoint the cause, and help you find the relief you need.
Usually, bulging disc treatment targets a specific area of the spine. The goal may be to relieve pressure on nerve tissue that is being compressed by a damaged disc or to block the transmission of pain signals along an affected nerve’s pathway. Some common treatments include:
- Physical therapy
- Stretches and low-impact exercises
- Hot/cold therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Cortisone injections
- Topical analgesic pain patches
- Ultrasound therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Conservative treatments can often be combined to provide more effective relief. In general, if the pain persists after several weeks of nonsurgical treatment, we might recommend a surgical procedure, such as a discectomy, spinal fusion, facetectomy, laminectomy, or laminotomy. Patients who elect surgery are in good hands with our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons, who are experienced in performing the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive outpatient procedures.
If you’d like to learn more about the bulging disc treatment options available at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule a consultation at our office in Freehold, NJ.