Herniated Disc Specialists in DFW

Texas Surgical Hospital offers the most innovative treatments for herniated discs in North Texas. Our minimally invasive treatment techniques result in faster recovery and less downtime.

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Do I Have a Herniated Disc?

What is a Herniated Disc?

The bones in the spine are critical to protecting the spinal cord. The spine consists of 24 vertebrae discs stacked on top of one another as well as a series of vital nerves. In between each of these vertebrae is a water-based jelly-like substance that offers padding for each of the discs. This jelly can push its way into the outer ring of the spinal cord putting pressure on the cord and the surrounding nerves causing pain to occur.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

There are a number of causes for a herniated discs, but the most common is regular use with age. The discs have a high water content which the body loses naturally over time. This results in a less flexible range for the discs and a narrower spinal cord that can lead to disc herniation. Experiencing a sudden injury can also allow a spinal disc to slip and become herniated. Other risk factors for a herniated disc include:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Improper lifting
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Repetitive movements

What Are Common Herniated Disc Symptoms?

When a disc is herniated it is common to have lower back pain that lasts a few days. Other symptoms may include:

  • Numbness in legs or feet
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Shooting pain down one or both legs
  • Trouble with controlling the bladder or bowels

If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of a herniated disc, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.

How Are Herniated Discs Treated?

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

In treatment, the first steps include considering the many non-surgical options for herniated discs. These options are very effective and have high success rates with many patients. Typical non-surgical options include:

  • Pain management
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Activity modifications
  • Stretching exercises
  • Cortisone injections
  • Over-the-counter or prescription medications

Surgical Treatments for Herniated Discs

If other options did not bring relief or if conditions are severe, surgical treatment may be necessary. Surgical treatment options require a carefully planned and customized approach for each patient. Work with a specialist from Texas Surgical Hospital to determine if any of the following is right for you:

As with any spinal condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.

Already Received an MRI or Diagnosis?

Contact our Patient Advocates to get started on your road to pain-free living at Texas Surgical Hospital.

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Meet Our Award-Winning, Board-Certified Doctors

Our team of board-certified doctors is currently accepting new patients. Call Us Now at (972) 820-2600 to book your consultation at Texas Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Richard L. Weiner
Dr. Richard L. Weiner
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Dr. Richard A Marks
Dr. Richard A. Marks
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Julianne M. Santarosa
Dr. Julianne M. Santarosa
Board Certified Spine & General Surgeon

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