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Disc Tear

Disc tear can occur with trauma to the inter vertebral disc. This is referred to as annular tear. It can occur in combination with degeneration. Once this occurs the nucleus which is the central part of the disc could be pushed out leading to disc herniation. It is more common in neck or lower back.

How Do I Know if I have Disc Tear

Symptoms of a disc tear include pain in the area of the damaged disc, along with pain, numbness, tingling, and loss of reflexes in the affected extremities. If you suffer from a torn disc in the neck you will feel symptoms in your shoulder and arm, while if your disc tear is in your lower back, symptoms will be felt in your lower extremities. Symptoms will worsen as the torn disc condition advances, eventually leading to full symptoms of a herniated disc.

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from disc tear? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.

Symptom Evaluation

What is the Right Treatment for Me?

Treatment of a disc tear usually involves some rest and relaxation, anti inflammatory medications, and heat and ice therapy. If allowed to progress the condition may require physical therapy to be brought under control. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.

Advanced Orthopedics provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating spinal conditions we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.

The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your disc tear?”. Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.

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