SpineOne has been treating back pain and spinal disorders in Denver for twenty years. While the technology, techniques, and treatments we use have evolved over that time, the common conditions and injuries we treat have remained mostly the same. One of the most common spinal disorders we treat is a herniated disc. This condition is also referred to as a “ruptured disc” or “bulging disk,” but whatever name it goes by, it is one of the most common sources of back pain when it occurs. It can happen from natural aging, acute injury, congenital conditions, or spinal degeneration. The pain from a herniated disc can range from a minor irritant to a life-disrupting agony.
Herniated discs have a wide range of causes, a substantial range of pain, and many options for treatment. So how do you know when it’s time to see a doctor to prevent serious, potentially permanent complications?