Treating cervical herniated disc with physical therapy & possible Epidural Steroid Injection
Within physical therapy, there are a number of passive modalities in addition to the exercises, such as spinal decompression, electrical stimulation, ultrasound – different passive modalities that are both designed to relieve the symptoms and also to help take away the inflammation.
When the symptoms are persistent despite physical therapy and exercises or if the symptoms are interfering with a person’s ability to participate with physical therapy, then an epidural steroid injection can be very helpful to take away the inflammation and the swelling from around the disc and the nerve root. This does not fix a disc herniation, what it does is it takes away the inflammation and that opens up a window of opportunity during which a person can stretch and strengthen so the same stresses are not still going through the disc and the nerve so that the symptoms
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Cervical Herniated Disc Chicago