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Dr Maria Madge, Chiropractor, talks to The Sports Injury Clinic (http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/) about Disc Protusion / herniated disc (“Slipped Disc”).
With this lower back injury a disc is found between the vertebra in the spine. When a disc is protruding (this is known traditionally as a “slipped disc” but is an inaccurate term) it can push on a number of structures, most commonly the nerve that exits at that level. A disc does not ‘pop’ out it squidges out without the whole structure leaving where it should be. Local pain will be felt in the back area, but disc related problems are also notorious for giving you buttock and leg pain depending on the level that you have got irritated . The lower down the disc the lower down the pain can reach. If the disc is at the bottom of the spine, for example, the pain can reach as far down as the foot. Along with the pain a tingling, numbness and a loss of strength can be experienced.
The early stages of disc problems give a moderate amount of pain with the leg symptoms, as well, which then progress to cause more and more pain. The best thing to do with a ‘slipped disc’ is to treat it as early as possible.
A chiropractor will aim to take the pressure off the nerve
and re-establish the blood supply and the nerve supply down the leg which centralises the lower back pain and takes the pressure off the leg so the disc recovers.
In the early stages this can be done by fairly easily, but, if left, the disc becomes more and more protuded it is more difficult to return it to normal function.
The facet joints where the disc is protuded is worked on to release the pressure off the disc which relieves the pain in the back and also the leg. If the pain is too acute in the disc area then there are a number of things that the chiropractor can do which involve tractional exercises and treatments to the leg which take the pressure off the nerve at that level. Soft tissue work and massage really help to take the pressure off from that level, as well as ice packs and general relieving of postural incorrectness’.
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http://www.sciaticaselfcare.com presents tips on how to save money and recover faster from disc-related sciatica and back pain. Part 2 of the series covers how to work with your health care providers to get the most efficient and effective care.
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Disc pain can be caused by any number of conditions that affect the vital components of the spine. Discs can herniate and swell, slip away from their correct positioning between the bony vertebrae, or rupture. These issues cause pressure on the many nerves that leave the spine and make the simplest activities very painful.
With the vast number of causes of pain around the spine, it’s nearly impossible to correctly identify exactly what is happening without professional medical diagnosis. However, increased blood flow and reduced pressure on the nerves in the area will certainly help to decrease pain and inflammation.
Using the following KT Tape application can relieve pain localized at the spine on particular vertebrae as well as some radiating pain. However, make sure that you see a medical professional to address the root cause of the pain. Remember that disc pain can be a symptom of very serious issues. You should certainly consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment if you have trouble breathing, sleeping, balancing, or getting up and down out of a chair.
For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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Jan came to us with a very acute disc bulge and in so much pain that he was fainting and could barely walk unassisted. Within just one consultation we got him walking, sitting, standing and in much less pain. See how this very acute case is handled by Gonstead Chiropractor Dr. Ian Rossborough. Full consultation in episodes 1, 2 & 3. Contact us or your local Gonstead society for technical information and advice.
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