Herniated Lumbar Disc
Help for Herniated Lumbar Discs in North Dallas and Sherman, TX
Your lumbar vertebrae are located in your lower back. When the vertebral discs rupture, it’s known as a herniated lumbar disc. The rupture consists of the disc’s inner portion bulging out of the outer barrier, which may push against nerves in the spine and cause numbness or pain. If you have a herniated lumbar disc in the Frisco, Allen, or Dallas area, Spine Vue provides both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Symptoms of a Herniated Lumbar Disc
If you experience any symptoms of a herniated lumbar disc, don’t ignore them. This condition requires medical treatment to ensure proper healing and recovery. Waiting for the pain and discomfort to go away can lead to the problem getting worse and more unbearable. Call or visit Spine Vue if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Shooting pain in your legs
- Discomfort in your foot, ankle, or leg
- Pain that gets worse when you’re in a seated position
Causes of a Herniated Lumbar Disc
A herniated lumbar disc can happen from multiple causes. Physical labor and exertion involving the back make you susceptible while getting older increases your risk of developing this condition, as well. If any of the symptoms described on this page afflict you, contact us to seek medical treatment from Dr. Jones-Quaidoo, especially if any of the following causes relate to your present condition:
- Heavy lifting
- Trauma or injury
- Degeneration resulting from the normal aging process
Options to Treat a Herniated Lumbar Disc
To treat your herniated lumbar disc, the specialists at our Dallas spine center will likely start with non-surgical treatment options. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo may include epidural injections, physical therapy, or medication. If your condition does not improve from these treatments, then surgery might be necessary. Partial Lumbar Discectomy is the most common surgical procedure to repair a herniated lumbar disc. During this procedure, we remove the herniated, or bulging, portion of the disc, which relieves the pressure that was being applied to the affected nerve. Spine Vue’s Dr. Jones-Quaidoo can help you determine the best treatment plan for your condition, so give us a call to schedule an appointment.