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How can you treat a herniated disc?

Illinois workers like you rely on your back every single day. Whether you do a lot of lifting, standing, or sitting, your spinal health has a direct impact on how well you can perform. So what happens when your back is injured? If you have a herniated disc, how can you treat it?

Spine-health points out that disc herniation can cause the victim excruciating back pain, to the point of being debilitating. Symptom relief is therefore the top priority when handling herniated discs. Generally speaking, you'll likely be suggested a non-surgical route at first. Back operations can be risky and result in additional pain and longer healing times, which isn't ideal if you have work to get back to. In some cases, herniated discs pose enough of a problem to require surgery.

Conservative or non-surgical treatment usually relies on physical therapy and pain relief. Pain relief typically comes in the form of medication. Physical therapy will help you to stretch your muscles and expand your range of motion. It can help your back heal and at the same time will give you the skills you need to take care of it in the future, as you typically also learn about proper posture, proper lifting techniques, and other dangers to your back.

Surgical options are available to anyone who suffers from debilitating pain. However, many times a combination of pain management and physical therapy is enough to help you heal. The path that's best for you depends on your individual work and home situation.

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  • "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....-Jeff D.

  • "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....- Dave

  • "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.-Jennifer

  • "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day...-Larry

  • "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.- Tyler D.

  • "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

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