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A herniated disc can cause a variety of symptoms, from dull aches to severe nerve pain. At Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center, we provide the most advanced pain management treatments available for disc herniation. Don’t wait to seek relief from your herniated disc — call the offices in Midlothian, Virginia, or Richmond, Virginia, or book an appointment online today.

What is a disc herniation?

The 24 vertebrae that form your spine are separated by rubbery discs that cushion the bones, act as shock absorbers, and add to your spine’s flexibility. 

When one of these discs becomes damaged, it can break open or bulge. This is known as a herniated, ruptured, or slipped disc.

You can have a disc herniation anywhere in your spine, but they’re most common in your lower back and neck.

What causes a disc herniation?

Disc herniations have a variety of causes, but they typically stem from aging or injury. As you grow older, your discs start to lose their flexibility and wear out, leaving them more susceptible to damage.

You can also injure your discs by performing physical movements like twisting and bending. As you move, the tough outer layer of your disc can crack, allowing its softer center to leak out.

What are the symptoms of a disc herniation?

In some cases, a disc herniation causes few, or only mild, symptoms. When your herniated disc applies pressure to surrounding nerve roots, however, a variety of uncomfortable symptoms can arise, including weakness, pain, and numbness along the affected nerve.

Your herniated disc symptoms vary depending on the area of your spine that’s involved. A disc herniation in your neck often causes weakness, pain, and numbness in your shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers. In your lower spine, disc herniation pain often radiates down your leg into your foot.

When you have a disc herniation, actions like sneezing or coughing usually increase your pain, no matter which area of your back is affected. It can also lead to other conditions like spinal stenosis.

How is a disc herniation treated?

Your disc herniation treatment depends on the location and severity of your condition. Herniated disc therapies typically include:

  • Pain-relieving medications

  • Physical therapy

  • Muscle relaxers

  • Corticosteroid injections

If your disc herniation doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove a portion or all of the damaged disc.

For innovative pain management solutions for your herniated disc, call Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center or book an appointment online.

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OUR SERVICES
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Epidural Steroid Injections

involves injecting a local anesthetic and a steroid medication directly into the epidural space that surrounds the spinal cord and nerve roots.

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Kyphoplasty

a minimally invasive treatment that can repair spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions.

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Facet Joint Injections

may be done to help diagnose the facet joints as the source of the patient's pain, as well as to provide pain relief.

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Joint Injections

a joint injection is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and occasionally osteoarthritis.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

is used to replace pain with a different feeling. Some people describe this feeling as a gentle massaging sensation or, in some cases, simply absence of pain.

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Radiofrequency Ablation

a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current.

Accepted Insurances

We accept nearly all major insurance plans.

For questions regarding your specific coverage, please contact the office.

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OUR LOCATIONS

14404 Sommerville Ct., Midlothian, VA 23113

PHONE : 804-378-1800FAX : 804-378-5400

7329 Boulder View Lane
Richmond, VA 23225

PHONE : 804-378-1800FAX : 804-378-5400

7489 Right Flank Road, Suite 310
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

PHONE : 804-378-2266FAX : 804-534-7884

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed