What is a herniated disc?(Also Called 'Ruptured Disk', 'Slipped Disk')

Causes of herniated disc? 

What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

Prevention of Herniated disc

Treatments of herniated

Spinal Decompression Therapy for Herniated Disc


 

Treatments of herniated
Most herniated discs respond well  to conservative treatment, which includes relative rest, chiropractic manipulation, and physical therapy. Some people find that ice packs or moist heat applied to the affected area provides some relief of the pain and muscle spasms in the back. Modern advanced technology developed non invasive treatment medical equipment called spinal decompression therapy. ( For more information about Spinal Decompression Therapy, Click Here)

  • Chiropractic - Physical manipulation of the spine to eliminate interference or subluxations. This spinal adjustment removes interference of the nervous system which allows the body to function at its optimal level; decreasing pain, symptoms and improving localized and radiating pains. Manipulation technique restore restricted joint movements such as spinal segments that herniated disc involved, hence the joint space regain hence adjacent tight muscle and ligament become relaxes.

    Many sciatica sufferers have experienced dramatic relief after chiropractic care, often saving them from injection and/or spinal surgery.  Additionally, the traditional approach to disc problems often ignores the spinal joint function.  The disc is a small cartilage pad between spinal bones acting as a connector and shock absorber for the spine.  Due to poor blood supply, spinal discs rely on circulation of joint fluids for nutrients.  If spinal joint loses its normal motion and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc deteriorates leading to the so called “slipped disc” a.k.a: disc herniation.  Besides reducing the disc bulging, better spinal function help reduce inflammation and begin the healing process of surrounding soft tissue. 

    Conservative chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than back surgery. The chiropractic approach to disc problem is to help restore better motion and position to the spinal joint.  There are cases that may require surgery but chiropractic care should be tried first before resorting to medical and surgical techniques

  •  Physical therapy — The goal of physical therapy is to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance to enable you to engage in your normal activities. The exercises prescribed by your physical therapist can also help relieve pressure on your nerves, reducing the symptoms of pain and weakness. The exercise program often includes stretching exercises to improve flexibility of tight muscles and aerobic exercise — such as walking or using a stationary bike — to build endurance and improve circulation. Other exercises might help to strengthen the muscles of your back, abdomen, and legs. The McKenzie Method of physical therapy might be particularly effective in treating herniated discs.

Pain medicine may help with pain but it won’t cure a herniated disc. This treatment method in cases that do not improve with conservative treatment in a few months, other medical options such as spinal injections or surgery might be considered.  


 
 
 
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