A herniated disc can usually be diagnosed with a physical exam and medical history. However, in order to pinpoint which nerves might be affected, your diagnosis could include:
- Imaging tests such as a CT scan or an MRI to confirm the location of the herniation. In addition, a myelogram can locate pressure on the spinal cord or nerves due to multiple herniated discs or other conditions.
- Nerve tests such as an electromyogram (EMG) or a nerve conduction test can measure how well electrical impulses are moving along the nerve tissue.
At PMIR Medical Center, we understand that pain is a complex condition that affects the whole person—body, mind and spirit. We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treatment, customizing the most effective treatment plans for our patients and empowering them to become a collaborative partner in their recovery process.
For herniated disc, the treatment options we typically offer include: