Treatment Cervical Disc Prolapse
Not all patients with neck or back pain require surgery; in fact, more than 95% find symptom relief through non-surgical therapies such as exercise, medication, physical therapy and chiropractic care.
For most people who have their first experience with neck pain, the main question that they often ask themselves is, "Will I be able to get better without surgery?" Fortunately, the numbers are on your side. Over 95% of people who have neck or back pain do not need surgery, and they will get better with non-operative treatment.
In many instances, non-surgical treatment and the natural healing process can provide good to excellent results in many patients. Some examples of non-operative treatment include medication, physical therapy, chiropractic and exercise.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDS)
A newer alternative to standard NSAIDs are termed Cox2 inhibitors, which can be obtained with a prescription. They are less likely to cause irritation of the stomach, and have the benefit of once per day dosing. Please consult with your physician if you are taking long-term therapeutic dosing of NSAIDS.
Physical Therapy (PT)During physical therapy, different treatments such as applications of heat and cold, ultrasound and massage are often used to help alleviate pain and stiffness. Therapeutic exercise often is prescribed to build strength and increase range of motion. Patients also may learn correct posture and relaxation techniques. Gentle cervical traction also may be prescribed.