Slipped Disk (cont.)
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What Are Home Remedies for a Slipped Disk?
Minor cases can be handled at home in consultation with your doctor. Treatment at home will likely include application of hot or cold packs, limited activity (although strict bed rest is not generally advised), and basic pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). As your condition improves, specific neck or back stretching or strengthening exercises may be suggested.
Which Health-Care Specialties Treat a Slipped Disk?
Physician specialties that evaluate and treat slipped disk range from generalists to subspecialists. These specialties include general medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, gynecology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, rheumatology, pain management, and physiatry. Other health-care providers for low back pain include physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, psychologists, and acupuncturists.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/10/2016
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