Upon diagnosis of an annular tear, your doctor will likely suggest that you attempt a combination of conservative treatments that are designed to reduce your pain and inflammation. Options may include physical therapy, steroid injections, and over-the-counter medications. You may also want to incorporate alternative treatments such as massage therapy, yoga, and chiropractic care, though you should consult with your doctor before attempting any type of treatment.
If your symptoms don’t respond to conservative and alternative treatments, you may be a candidate for surgery. BEST Health System’s skilled team specializes in non-invasive procedures that will allow you to return to your daily tasks soon after the operation. If you are interested in learning more about BEST and our procedures, reach out to our team today!