Suffering From Herniated Discs?

Neck and back pain can severely interfere with your everyday life, even minor pain can make formerly simple activities appear difficult. Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of both back and neck pain and their effects and treatment will be explored below, but for a proper evaluation and to learn more about the condition you can get in contact with Dr. Dean Shoucair and Dr. Alan Barthen of Cary Physical Medicine with Cary, IL.

When to Seek Help

Herniated discs can actually be quite common, often a result of improper posture, sitting for long periods of time, lack of exercise, shoes that don't adequately support your feet, and not stretching before workouts.

But it's typically age that can make these types of injuries more likely, as it's with time that the discs and the ligaments that surround them begin to lose strength. Having a family history of herniated discs is also a factor to consider.

For mild cases, if you simply modify your activities and avoid putting extra stress on your spine, avoiding also anything that brings about pain in the affected area, you may find relief within just a few weeks.

But it can be difficult to tell if your case is indeed mild, though it the pain is strong enough it's indeed a good idea to see a professional

Treatment of Herniated Discs in Cary, IL

Pain medication can be helpful to manage pain symptoms, but it's important to not become reliant on them for long-term relief. Even over-the-counter medication can have long-term effects on your overall health.

The way herniated discs are typically treated is through physical therapy and spinal manipulation, which can help relieve pain and also play an important role in aiding the healing process, can help strengthen the affected area to potentially avoid re-injury, and to improve overall mobility.

For help treating your herniated discs in Cary, IL, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Shoucair and Dr. Barthen of Cary Physical Medicine by dialing (847) 639-0010.

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