The spinal column consists of 33 vertebrae separated by discs, which serve as shock absorbers. These discs have a rubber-like outer band that protects the gel-like nucleus. Herniated Discs occur when part of the nucleus of a spinal disc pushes through a fissure in the exterior. This can cause back pain or referred pain, numbness, tingling, Sciatica and muscle weakness, and other symptoms. Moreover, these symptoms are not always immediate, which can make the condition difficult to self-diagnose. The healthcare providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine first reach a proper diagnosis during a thorough evaluation before creating personalized care plans for Herniated Disc treatment in Austin.
Also known as slipped discs or ruptured discs, disc herniations can affect both the cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) regions of the spine. Herniations can arise from multiple causes, including degenerative disease, trauma to the back or neck, sports injuries and improper bending or lifting. People injured in auto accidents or with physically-demanding jobs commonly experience this type of injury.
Because different cases respond better to different treatment modalities, Austin Preferred offers an array of options for creating and fulfilling a personalized Herniated Disc care plan. This allows our providers to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s needs. The goal of our approach is to treat Herniated Discs in Austin effectively and efficiently without surgery or prescription drugs. Treatment plans for this condition commonly include a combination of:
Our providers use patient feedback to adjust treatment plans and willingly accommodate patients with specific requests. Health insurance and Medicare cover some of the Herniated Disc pain relief options mentioned above, while others are only available at the self-pay rate. We also offer free consultations for some self-pay services.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule a Herniated Disc treatment intake appointment at our South Austin clinic. You can also visit our Services page for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.
Q: What is a herniated disc?
A: Herniated discs occur when the soft center of a spinal disc protrudes through the exterior, causing back pain and several other bothersome symptoms.
Q: How do I know if I have a Herniated Disc?
A: Our healthcare providers will determine the nature of your condition during a detailed initial evaluation. This can include a detailed medical history, a review of systems, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, and more.
Q: Which treatment options will be most effective for my condition?
A: Because every condition is different, our providers will use the information gathered in your evaluation to create a customized plan of care for your condition.
Q: Does health insurance cover Herniated Disc treatment in Austin?
A: While health insurance carriers and Medicare cover some of the treatment options at our clinic, others are only available at the self-pay rate.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.