Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

There are a variety of effective treatment options that patients in Miami can use for a herniated disc. A doctor at a spine center will recommend appropriate treatments for patients; however, these generally include nonsurgical treatment options such as medications, epidural injections, and physical therapy. If patients still suffer from the symptoms of a herniated disc after about six weeks, the doctor may recommend surgical intervention.

Watch this video to see an animated demonstration of the surgical approaches used to treat a herniated disc. It explains the differences between an open discectomy, endoscopic discectomy, and percutaneous discectomy. This video also discusses which patients may be good candidates for a laminectomy or laminotomy, which are surgical procedures that affect the back portion of the vertebra.