Healing Disc Tears Without Surgery

The discs in our spine are surprisingly tough – there’s a lot of fear out there today that as soon as we injure a disc, it’s “game over.” That simply is not true. In fact, our discs are strong, adaptable structures that heal similarly to our bones and muscles.

When a disc tears, you might experience pain ranging from mild to severe. Some people have tears, but don’t feel any symptoms and only realize it years after it happened!

Discs have a tough outer layer, and a jelly-like inner layer. That outer layer can tear from traumatic injuries or everyday movement – usually it’s repetitive stress that wears it down! Sometimes it’s tricky to tell the difference between a disc tear and other injuries, but that’s where we at Orthobiologics Associates come in!

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How Can Orthobiologics Associates Help With Disc Tears ?

Orthobiologics Associates ,uses advanced medical diagnostics to determine exactly what’s going on with your pain. We want to know precisely what’s happening in order to create a customized plan that specifically targets the issues you’re having. Just like muscle and bone injuries, disc tears are unique from person to person, and require a personalized plan of recovery.

Doctors will often recommend steroid injections to temporarily decrease the pain, but these can actually block your body’s ability to heal itself when used too often! Surgery is another option, with spinal fusion screwing or fusing two vertebrae together. This lowers your overall mobility, and generally does a bad job at treating the root cause of your pain!

We at Orthobiologics Associates approach disc tears with integrative medicine, which has a massive advantage over steroid injections and surgeries. It allows us to approach the problem from multiple angles, and use cutting-edge stem cell therapy that is much less invasive and boosts your body’s natural ability to recover. We utilize regenerative medicine including physical rehabilitation, medical acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), and more to bring you back to living pain-free as fast as possible!

Who Are We Here At Orthobiologics Associates?

At Orthobilogics Associates we are most well-known for our integrated approach to healing. We combine western medicine, eastern medicine, and modern medicine approaches to ensure the highest patient outcomes possible, delivering the highest chance of healing and recovery.

Our bodies are capable of healing and regenerating themselves if we provide them with the right opportunity to do so. This is what our non-surgical solutions are all about, creating an environment for the body to heal itself and avoid drugs and surgery.

Our Team Is Here For You

Our highly-trained team of expert physicians is dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality care, walking you through your disc tear recovery journey from your very first consultation with us all the way to when you walk out our doors pain-free! Contact us today to discuss how we can help you, and begin your journey back to lasting pain relief!

Spine Pain Frequently Asked Questions

What are disc tears?

Disc tears usually come from repetitive trauma or disc degeneration, where the outer layer of the disc wears down. Some people may not know that they have a disc tear until years later, while others may experience severe pain immediately.

Do disc tears require surgery?

Disc tears usually do not require surgery – in fact, surgery should be a last-case effort when everything else completely fails! Using regenerative medicine, Orthobiologics Associates uses a non-drug and non-surgical solution that boosts the body’s natural ability to heal, taking care of the root problem and helping the disc heal quicker with less recovery time!

Do I have to go on bed-rest with a disc tear?

No. In fact, you want to stay as active as you comfortably can. Going on bed rest would slow down the blood circulation around the injury, and stiffen your body up which will feed into the pain cycle even more. You should avoid high-impact and heavy activities like jumping, heavy barbell squatting, and activities that cause pain until you have a proper diagnosis and plan of recovery.