Herniated Discs

Herniated Discs are also reffered to as Bulging or Slipped Discs

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What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc, which is often referred to as a bulging or slipped disc, is a condition characterized by the protrusion of one or more of the spinal discs into the spinal canal. A herniated disc may occur in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) regions of the spine. When a herniated discs pinches the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots, it can cause any or any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Sciatica
  • Weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, legs or feet

The Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Spine Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are experts in evaluating symptoms and developing the most effective treatment plans based on your unique condition and lifestyle.

Our Spine Team is made up of Interventional Spine Specialists, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons and Neurosurgeons, all of whom are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified.



How is it treated?

In many cases, nonsurgical treatment options may resolve the symptoms of a herniated disc. The Spine Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates may prescribe treatment plans that include any or any combination of the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Injections

In some cases, a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgical Procedure may be recommended if nonsurgical treatments have not provided relief. Our Spine Specialists perform a variety of Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures to relieve symptoms. Studies have shown that patients who undergo Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery recover much faster than those who undergo traditional spine surgery.


If you are one of the many that suffer from a debilitating spinal condition such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, kyphosis, or spondylolisthesis, you may be a candidate for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance®.

Independent clinical research has shown that minimally invasive surgery with Mazor Robotics technology:

  • Increases accuracy
  • Lowers complication rates
  • Reduces postoperative pain
  • Enables faster recovery and return to daily activities

Are You A Candidate?
Find Out.

Should I Make An Appointment?

The following Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Spine Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates treat herniated discs.

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Recent Patient Testimonials

“I was pleased by Dr. Abbott’s careful thoroughness in his approach to treating my pain. He did not make a hasty diagnosis, but ordered MRI images of my spine only after studying all other recent images and reports from tests that were conducted elsewhere.”
Joyce M.

Treated by: Zachary Abbott, DO

“Dr Taylor is is very nice, friendly and genuinely concerned about his patients. He has tried very hard to help me figure out my issue, and I think we are narrowing it down to exactly what it is. I appreciate his earnest in helping me very much. I am extremely happy having him as my doctor.”
Jane M.

Treated by: Douglas Taylor, MD

“Had a quadruple Laminectomy done by Doctor Halpin which turned out to be a big success. He is very professional and explained the whole procedure beforehand. I also like the very helpful and friendly staff.”
Brunhilde K.

Treated by: Ryan Halpin, M.D.


Are You Ready To Take The Next Steps?

We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.

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