Millions of people across the U.S. suffer from some form of back pain. In fact, around 2% of the workforce files for workers' compensation each year, citing back pain as the reason.
There are times when back pain can be relieved with options such as ice, heat, physical therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
However, patients throughout the Greater New Orleans area who experience more severe and chronic back pain (including disc herniation) may want to consider looking into other types of treatment, in particular Percutaneous Hydrodiscectomy.
Disc herniation and Percutaneous Hydrodiscectomy in Southeastern Louisiana
Disc herniation is one of the most common causes of back pain, resulting in chronic and at times debilitating pain. If the outer layer of one of your intervertebral discs begins to deteriorate, it can weaken, allowing the inner layer to push outward. That protruding inner layer may irritate or impinge on spinal nerves, resulting in back (and even extremity) pain.
Patients who suffer from this type of back pain rarely find relief with conservative treatment methods. However, that doesn't mean that chronic back pain sufferers need to turn to invasive surgery. Over the past several years, a number of non-invasive treatment options have come to light and have proven effective.
One such treatment, which Southern Pain and Neurological is excited to introduce, is Percutaneous Hydrodiscectomy.