The different types of disc disorders
There may be peripheral, central and radial types of herniated discs. If you are diagnosed with a herniated disc, treatment usually is non-surgical that may work very well in managing the symptoms of the herniated disc and even symptoms of nerve compression.
A herniated disc occurs with a disc herniation. The herniated disc is a tearing of the disc external surface that may occur with the aging process or with injury. The annulus may thin or bulge or weaken to the point that disc material may extrude into the spinal canal.
Herniated disc in the neck may cause chronic pain, and with a disc herniation or disc protrusion there may be nerve symptoms of Weakness, Numbness, Tingling and pain radiating into the arm.
The herniated disc may heal on its own with conservative treatments. Non-surgical conservative treatment should always be tried first. Chiropractic care, such as: Flexion-Distraction Technique, Mckenzie exercises, Physiotherapy and Vertebral adjustments are typically needed.
If conservative treatment does not show positive results to treatment within 2 weeks, the Doctor will typically order special imaging (such as MRI) that has not been ordered, or co-manage the case with another doctor to find the fastest and safest way to get pain-free.