Clearwater Physical Therapy

Disc Injury

Disc injuries may include disc herniation (or disc bulge), degenerative disc disease or discectomy, where a bulging part of the disc is removed. Physical therapist are very helpful to patients recovering from disc injury or surgery as they provide manual therapy such as massage and stretching to reduce pain and can assist patients in learning new biomechanics and body movements to protect their back or neck while they are recovering from injury or surgery. Following an injury and through differential diagnosis, physical therapists can also help to give patients information on whether they may or may not have a disc injury that requires further medical attention.