18 May Will a Collapsed Spinal Disc heal without Surgery?
There are many ways to treat collapsed spinal discs. Many patients want to know whether surgery is necessary to treat disc collapse. In this article, we are going to answer the question: “will a collapsed spinal disc heal without minimally invasive surgery?”
Collapsed Discs in the Spine
Before we answer the question at hand, let’s talk briefly about collapsed discs in the spine. A collapsed spinal disc can occur as the result of an injury to the spine, degenerative conditions, or simple wear and tear on the body over time.
Here are some of the symptoms that may indicate a collapsed disc in the spine:
- Pain in the back that may radiate to the legs
- Tingling or numbness in the back or extremities
- Mobility or functional issues in the back
- Bladder or bowel control issues
The severity of a collapsed disc varies. In fact, some people may not experience any initial symptoms from a collapsed disc. But if the disc begins interfering with the surrounding nerves in the spine, serious complications can result.
How to Treat Collapsed Discs
Collapsed discs in the spine generally require surgical treatment. The symptoms of a collapsed disc (pain, and mobility issues) can be mitigated with conservative techniques like pain medication, physical therapy, and the like. However, these approaches only reduce symptoms without addressing the root of the issue – the collapsed disc itself. Minimally invasive spine surgery allows a surgeon to repair or replace the disc, which resolves symptoms in the long-term.
If you have been diagnosed with a collapsed spinal disc, or you’re experiencing related symptoms, a minimally invasive surgical procedure may be your best option for full recovery. Inspired Spine’s revolutionary surgical procedures are used to treat collapsed discs (among other ailments) and have been proven to offer less pain and faster recovery times for patients. Contact us today to find a provider in your region who performs these procedures, or to learn more about these surgeries.