How do you heal a slipped disk?

  1. Bldg an Architect profile image66
    Bldg an Architectposted 5 years ago

    How do you heal a slipped disk?

    Herniated disks are a common cause of back pain.  What can be done to reduce pain and heal them?

  2. maggieju profile image60
    maggiejuposted 5 years ago

    Some people take painkillers. Actually acupuncture is very effective to reduce pain. Other physiotherapy may help as well. Doing gentle exercise is good. Avoid certain positions such as reaching, lifting, bending or sitting for a long time. Some cases may require surgery.

  3. David Warren profile image81
    David Warrenposted 5 years ago

    I would be sure to exhaust ALL other avenues before allowing the answer to be surgical. I have several hubs about my prior cervical surgeries that began with "herniated discs".