New Patients & Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1-866-609-4448

  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Sall Myers Medical Associates maintains this website as a service to our customers and the internet community. This website has been designed to provide general information about Sall Myers Medical Associates, its services, and its locations. The pages within this site are not intended to provide medical advice, nor do they provide instruction on the appropriate use of products produced or supplied by our customers, their affiliates, related companies, or their licensors or joint venture partners. As such, Sall Myers Medical Associates in no way warrants either the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other reliable sources.

© 2019 Sall • Myers Medical Associates. All Rights Reserved. Address: 611 River Drive, 4th floor, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
 

Herniated Disc Treatment

An auto accident injury can be a scary experience, especially when you don′t know what to expect next. We′re here to address your questions about various types of injury treatment, so you know what to expect when you come into the office.

 

At Sall Myers, our bilingual staff is equipped to handle many different types of accident injuries. Our nine New Jersey offices are located in Elmwood Park, NJ, Paterson NJPassaic, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, Irvington NJ, Union City, NJ, Rochelle Park, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and Union, NJ.

What are the treatment options for a herniated disc?

When you suffer a herniated disc, your treatment options vary. In 90 percent of patients, a herniated disc will heal completely without need for surgery. However, a few patients will need to undergo surgery to repair their injuries.

 

What can I expect from nonsurgical herniated disc treatment options?

Nonsurgical treatment for a herniated disc may include:

 

Most herniated disc patients will see dramatic results within four to six weeks with some combination of nonsurgical treatments.

 

What can I expect from herniated disc physical therapy?

Herniated disc physical therapy may include some or all of the following:

  • Strength exercises

  • Pain minimizing exercises

  • Traction

  • Alternating heat and ice

  • Ultrasound

  • Electrical stimulation

 

You may also learn exercises to perform at home to keep your back strong and prevent future re-injury.

 

What can I expect from herniated disc surgery?

For the 10 percent of people who don’t respond well to nonsurgical treatment, herniated disc surgery is the next treatment option. You may need surgery if:

  • Conservative treatment hasn’t improved your symptoms after six weeks

  • You’re having trouble performing basic activities like walking and standing

  • You have nerve pain or numbness that worsens over time

 

There are various types of herniated disc surgery. In some cases, the protruding portion of the disc is removed. However, there are rare occasions in which the entire disc must be removed, and the doctor must insert an implant in the space between the vertebrae.

 

What is the recovery time for a herniated disc?

About half of all nonsurgical herniated disc patients recover completely within the first month. 90 percent will recover without surgery within six months. Many people who undergo surgery are able to return to regular activities within a few weeks, although you may need physical therapy in some cases.

 

If you’ve been in a car accident in New Jersey and need treatment for a herniated disc, please call us at 866-609-4448 or fill out our contact form.

Contact us

Please call us at 866-609-4448 to schedule your consultation, or fill out our Quick Contact Form.