There are a variety of treatment options for herniated discs, such as avoiding painful positions, taking pain medication on a regular schedule, and following a recommended exercise program, states Mayo Clinic. This treat... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Symptoms of a herniated disk include arm pain, leg pain and numbness, according to Mayo Clinic. Other symptoms include tingling sensations and muscle weakness in the affected area. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Symptoms of a herniated disc at L5 include foot pain and numbness, pain in the buttocks and foot drop, as reported by Spine-health. Other symptoms include loss of ankle reflex and weakness in the ankle push off. More »

The most common treatment for a bulging disk as of 2015 is a course of pain medication and exercise, as well as avoiding positions that cause pain, according to Mayo Clinic. Additional physical therapy and, in rare cases... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Following a planned exercise program and attending physical therapy, which both often involve stretching, are common treatments to relieve the pain associated with a herniated disc, states Mayo Clinic. Combining these wi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The treatment of a herniated disc can entail both conservative and surgical methods, such as pain relievers, physical therapy and possible surgery. However, the first treatment options that a doctor may recommend are res... More »

Nonsurgical treatment of a herniated disc focuses on pain management through physical therapy, including various exercise routines and heat or ice treatment, as well as a pain-relief medication regimen. Surgical treatmen... More » Health Conditions & Diseases