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Four phases of healing during a disc episode

Medications do these things:

  1. Steroid  or an  NSAID  reduces swelling in approx. 7-30 days.
  2. Pain medications  give comfort from the pain of inflammation around the spinal cord nerves.
  3. Pepcid AC  protects the stomach lining from the anti-inflammatory (steroid or an NSAID).



Dr. Horsche, DVM: review of Disc Disease
RAMPS eliminate impact!

Time and the body heal these:

  1. Disc damage is repaired only by time and limited movement to allow scar tissue to form. 100% STRICT rest 24/7 for 8 weeks during conservative treatment.
  2. Nerves heal with time. Think in terms of months for nerves to regenerate enough to bring back bladder control and leg functions.





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