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Why Do Herniated Discs Hurt So Much?

Last updated 6 years ago

A herniated disc is a relatively common condition that is usually the result of age or injury. The advent of MRI scans has shown doctors that a huge number of people have herniated discs without ever knowing it. In this video, the speaker discusses measures your doctor may take to help manage your pain

The reason why herniated discs can cause so much pain is simple: Discs filled with fluid serve as shock absorbers between the bones of your spine. Age or injury can cause the discs to bulge or break, which pushes them backwards against the nerves in your spine. Usually, a herniated disc can be treated without surgery simply by resting sufficiently, undergoing physical therapy, or receiving epidural injections (or a combination of all three). 

If you have a herniated disc and need help with pain management, visit Dr. Douglas Allen at New York Pain Medicine. At New York Pain Medicine, we can help with back and lower back pain through the use of physical therapy, epidural injections and various other treatments. For more information, call (888) 755-2664 today. 


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