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7 Reasons You Can Stop Asking, "Should I Have Surgery For My Herniated Disc?"

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

A herniated disc is never something that is easy to deal with. The problem occurs when the cartilage around the outer wall of one of your discs weakens to the point where it slips out of alignment and the gel like nucleus pulposus inside begins to rupture. This can deform the disc’s shape, irritate the nerves and muscles around it, and ultimately cause tremendous pain.

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Topics: alternative treatments, functional disc rehydration therapy, herniated disc, back surgery, Surgery Risks, exercise