Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc When you suffer from Herniated Disc, the outer ring and casing of one or more of your discs are ruptured. A disc is that soft cushion between each vertebrae of your spine. The rupture leads to tear or bulging out of the disc. Also you may experience severe pain when inflammatory chemicals are released by the ruptured disc compressing the nerve root. This type of back pain usually occurs on the neck and your lower back region. Symptoms are: • You may experience minor to sever pain depending on the affected region of your back • Weakness of the back muscles • Tingling feeling and loss of voluntary movement as a result of damaged nerves • Problems with urinating or bowel movements If the ruptured disc does not press on the nerves or soft tissues, you are likely not to experience pain Causes are: • Sedentary lifestyle can lead to disc rupture. You may want to change positions to avoid rupture • Improper lifting techniques can cause your disc to rupture • Trauma and injuries can lead to herniated disc • Disc herniation may occur when there is a genetic mutation in proteins that regulates your extracellular makeup • Aging has been found to also lead to Herniation of the Discs Treatment • Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs can be taken. Please seek the attention of a Physician • Take Epidural Steroids Injections as prescribed your Physician • See you Physical Therapist for improved body movement • I recommend Back Pain Exercises. Stretching exercises will relieve your pressured discs from compressing the nerves • Surgical Treatment may be recommended when you experience weakness or numbness in the genital functions Prevention • Observe good posture • Undertake back pain exercises at least twice a week • Undertake regular checkups with your doctor • Sleep on a medium firm mattress in to maintain good spinal state