Do you have chronic back pain or neck pain that won't go away? You may have a herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc. For residents in and around Columbus, Ohio, we offer non-surgical regenerative medicine solutions for herniated disc pain relief so that you can get back to a life without pain.
Herniated Disc Treatment
Discs are round, durable cushions between the bones and vertebrae in your spine. You may have a herniated disc due to age, disc degeneration, wear and tear, or injuries. A slipped disc protrudes for its natural position between vertebrae and irritates your spinal nerves.
Regenerative medicine therapy offers herniated disc treatment for your healing and well-being. Our pain management team provides effective, all-natural, minimally invasive procedures for people with herniated discs in Columbus, Ohio.
Treatments containing stem cell and other growth factors
Injections containing stems cells may be used to treat pain associated with a herniated disc. Our doctors use Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells. These cells are young, healthy, and potent and can be administered directly into the site of your disc injury, safely and effectively, without resorting to surgery. The stem cells will repair damage to the affected bones, nerves, and discs in your back.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
PRP injections utilize your blood platelets to relieve pain from bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and disc tears. PRP therapy is another safe, effective, and all-natural way to heal damaged discs by enhancing your body's ability to heal itself naturally. Platelets are already involved in healing, but PRP injections provide the boost your back needs to heal. Injections are made from small samples of your blood, processed to concentrate the platelets, and then injected into the herniated disc.
Non-surgical spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine to retract bulging or herniated discs. Spinal decompression takes the pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine that are compressed or otherwise affected by the protruding disc.
Spinal manipulation, also known as adjustments, and other chiropractic techniques help ease your symptoms.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
A herniated disc can happen to anyone. The symptoms you experience depend on the precise location of your injury. Severe lower back pain, sciatic nerve pain, and tingling or numbness in one leg are associated with a herniated disc in your lower back or spine.
A herniated disc in your neck may cause headaches or burning pain in your neck and shoulder that travels down your arm, accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness in one arm.
Involuntary actions, like coughing and sneezing, can make your symptoms worse since they put pressure on the affected nerve. Your risks of developing a bulging disc or ruptured disc increases if you frequently perform strenuous activity. Aging is also a factor as discs become more rigid and weak with age and thus more prone to deterioration and shifts.
If you have any symptoms, or if your symptoms get worse, schedule a visit with our doctor to prevent permanent nerve damage. Our highly trained team will create a personalized treatment plan. We work with you to accurately diagnose a herniated disc by performing a thorough history review and physical examination, including a complete assessment of your symptoms. Reduce your pain and put your life back together with proven regenerative medicine treatments!