Once you have wear and tear in the spine from a sports injury or just plain life, the spine will adapt to these stressors. A herniated disc can be the result of many things. The good news is most herniated discs require no treatment. In most cases, the pain from a herniated disc will get better within a couple days and get better in 4 to 6 weeks. Restricting your activity, using ice and heat therapy, and taking over the counter medications will help in your recovery. If you have already been dealing with pain and other symptoms like numbness and tingling along with not being able to do your normal life, it’s time to look into a way to treat the problem.
Many patients will recover with rest and restriction of whatever activity may have led to the disc herniation. IF rest has not proven to be enough, other solutions include physical therapy, manual therapy, modalities like heat and ice to sooth the pain. Anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers, or injections to aid in pain relief to help the patient get through the symptoms, may also be appropriate. It is often after patients have tried all these things solutions, that they then find the need and benefits of the DRX9000. You don’t have to wait, you can start DRX9000 treatments along with physical therapy or injections. In our experience this speeds up the healing process.