What’s Up Doc?: Start with conservative treatments for herniated disk

My doctor recommended epidural steroid injections for my sciatica from my herniated disk. Is this better than surgery?Between the bones of the spine are disks made of a gelatinous material in the middle and a harder cartilage material around the outside. These act as shock absorbers, allowing the strong but somewhat flexible backbone to move while maintaining its strength. Sometimes a part of this disk will get squished between the spinal bones and bulge out, a condition called disk [...]
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