A herniated disc occurs when the outer part of the donut-shaped disc between the vertebrae weakens and the inner part (a gel-like substance) protrudes outward, something like when a balloon squeezed from one side. Typically, people don’t feel any pain until and unless this protrusion touches a nerve. Many people live out their lives with […]
The 7 Most Essential Tips “I think I slipped a disc,” is one of the most common phrases I hear from back pain patients. The truth is, you can’t really slip a disc. Your intervertebral discs are fused to the vertebrae of your spine. They help keep each bone aligned and supported. You can […]
Are you suffering from debilitating pain in your low back or legs? Even if you’ve receive a diagnosis of a herniated disc, it’s probably still little comfort… Did you know the medical community has not standardized the term for a common spinal condition. So, if you’ve been told you have a herniated disc, a slipped […]
… The 10 Best Solutions One out of three people reading this have a herniated disc, which occurs when your discs — the “shock absorbers” of your spine — become damaged, bulge or break open. This can lead to severe sharp, shooting pain that travels down the back of your leg, numbness and tingling in […]
… Top Treatments, Solutions, Causes, and Symptoms The discs are the “shock absorbers” of your spine, acting as small, spongy cushions to protect your vertebrae and keep your spine flexible. Though durable, they are not invincible, and with wear and tear they sometimes become damaged, bulge or break open. This is known as a herniated […]
Low level laser therapy, or cold laser therapy provides an alternative for those people that do not want to take NSAID’s or prescription pain pills. After all, anyone that has ever been in severe pain knows just how serious it can be. If you have adverse reactions to prescription pain killers, then you can consider laser therapy. This type of painless and non invasive treatment is available in many major metropolitan areas. Cold laser therapy has been used to treat conditions like; carpel tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, joint pain and more.
Herniated discs are one of the leading causes of back pain. The level of pain associated with herniated or bulging discs will vary from person to person. Getting diagnosed with a herniated disc can be a bit intimidating, but rest assured there are a wide variety of treatment options that can help you heal your herniated discs.
The 4 Essential Steps to Properly Treat a Herniated Disc… Your doctor just told you, or you suspect, you have a herniated disc. Exercise is dangerous now, right? Not as dangerous as you might think. In fact, exercise may be the only way to help your body permanently heal a herniated disc. The trick is […]
In severe cases of disc herniation, surgery may be the answer. As always, potential patients for this procedure should consider all risks associated before making a commitment. This surgery removes herniated or diseased discs, or parts of discs that are putting pressure on the nerves.
If you are considering a Cervical Discectomy, please be sure that you have looked into at least some of the other non surgical treatments for herniated discs first.
One of the most common myths about back pain involves pain associated with herniated discs. Despite what you may have heard about herniated discs, these discs can heal without undergoing surgery. Obviously, the damage varies from person to person and you if you have not been properly diagnosed with herniated or bulging discs, you should consult your physician. Modern testing can give you an accurate diagnosis of the disc herniation and any other conditions you may be dealing with.