Do You Need Herniated Disc Treatment چاپ
نوشته شده توسط / By Paul D Osborne   
سه شنبه, 03 فروردین 1389 ساعت 10:08
The spinal column is made up of 33 separate bones called vertebrae
The vertebrae are separated by spongy discs which act like shock absorbers to keep the spine flexible. If a disc is damaged or breaks open it can bulge and push into the spinal canal.This is what is called a herniated disc

For the most part, herniated discs happen in the lower back, although in more rare instances they can occur in the neck and in the upper back. One of the main causes of a herniated disc is wear and tear due to age. As we age the discs will deteriorate and dry out, and will not as flexible as they once was

Any stress to the lower back area caused by maybe lifting a heavy object, digging the garden, or simply twisting or bending can cause this common back pain complaint

When there is an injury to the spine, the disc can have cracks or tears in it. This can cause the gel like substance inside the disc to push into the spinal canal - a narrow space between the spine and the spinal cord

This area is where the nerves that serve your lower body run, so if the space for these nerves are reduced, due to a bulging disc, the nerves will become compressed and cause problems to the areas of the body they are serving

Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the degree of bulge. When the nerves become compressed they do not work correctly and can send abnormal signals to the brain, this causes muscle spasm and pain

The most common symptoms of a herniated disc are that of sciatica, as the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed. Much of the pain will be felt in the buttocks or legs. More severe cases may cause bowel or bladder problems. If you are suffering from bladder or bowel problems, you should seek medical attention as quickly as possible

 

There are many treatment options for a herniated disc, the most effective being aerobic exercises and specific back strengthening exercises

The type of treatment required will depend on many things such as the patient's current activity level, the patient's age, the severity of the symptoms the patient is having and whether the pain is getting worse. More often than not treatment begins small and increase as the patient's pain reduces

Herniated disc treatments can be as simple as ice and heat wraps, together with an anti-inflammatory or pain relief medicine. If the simple treatments do not work initially then the next step could be physical therapy. However, a good lower back pain exercise program is proven to give immediate and preventative relief

In conclusion, although a herniated disc can be serious, and cause considerable pain, there are many things that you can do to get fast relief, and prevent future flare ups. If you think you may have a herniated disc it is best to see your doctor as soon as possible, who will advise on the best course of treatment

 

 

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