Coastal Orthopedics Blog

Common Causes and Risk Factors of a Herniated Disc

By:Rob S Williams, MD May 30, 2017 disc herniation

Minor neck and back pain is a relatively common ailment. Most such pains may be considered to be minor nuisances, and are likely to have been caused by impact injuries (contusions), pulled muscles (strains) and overstretched ligaments (sprains). These pains are easily treatable with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, ice packs, heat packs, and rest. One to two weeks of conservative treatments...

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Herniated Disc Treatment Options: Surgical vs. Non-Surgical

By:Rob S Williams, MD May 18, 2017 disc herniation

According to several studies, you may have some form of disc disorderand not know it.

Some estimates claim as many as two-thirds of all people age 45 and over have some form of disc disease. Among the names for these conditions are herniated discs, slipped discs, bulging discs, torn discs, ruptured discs, black discs, collapsed disc, disc protrusion, etc., all of which are used more or less...

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