Understanding Disc Pain
If you have lower back pain that keeps coming back, or your low back pain extends further down your leg and into your foot, it could be an indication that you have a slipped disc. Also known as a herniated disc, the pain brought on by this condition can be extreme and sometimes debilitating.
Pain Brought On By a Herniated Disc.
Having a slipped disc can be very unpleasant. But in many cases, symptoms will go away in 6 weeks or less. This is the case in about 90% of herniated disc occurrences.
If your disc pain lasts longer than 6 weeks, or keeps recurring over a period of several months or years, this might be an indication that it may not go away on its own. Other treatment options, including gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, should then be taken into consideration.
What Leads To Discs to Slip?
Your spine is made up of a chain of bones called the vertebrae. The front portion of each individual vertebrae is called the vertebral body. Between each vertebrae are soft spinal discs that have a hard, multilayered casing and a gel-like center, called the nucleus pulposus.
These discs are what permit the spine to be flexible and let us lean forward or turn our upper body back and forth. Our discs also soak up shocks that are transferred to the spine while jumping or running, for example,.
It means that one of the spinal discs is bulging beyond the edges of the vertebral bodies that are above and below it when you have a slipped disc. There are three types of slipped discs:.
- Prolapsed Disc– This means the disc is bulging out between the vertebrae, but the disc’s outermost layer is still whole.
- Extruding Disc– This means there is a split in the outer layer of the spinal disc, which is causing the spinal disc tissue to leak out. The tissue that has come out remains connected to the disc.
- Sequestration– This is the most serious type of slipped disk. In this instance, the spinal disc tissue has entered into the spinal canal and is no longer directly connected to the disc.
While all three types of herniated discs may be extremely painful, most people suffering from a slipped disc can receive relief through gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.
You should absolutely consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals if you are experiencing recurrent disc pain and you believe you may have a slipped disc.
By gently manipulating the spine so that it returns to its normal state, our team of spinal disc practitioners can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide instant relief to your back pain.
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