If you have lower back pain that keeps coming back, or your low back pain extends further down your leg and in to your foot, perhaps its an indicator 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 some cases, symptoms will subside in six weeks or less. This is the case in about 90% of herniated disc cases.
If your disc pain lasts longer than 6 weeks, or keeps returning over a period of several months or years, this might be an indication that it may not go away by itself. Other treatment options, including gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, should then be looked at.
What Causes Discs to Slip?
Your spine is composed of a chain of bones known as the vertebrae. The front component 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, named the nucleus pulposus.
These discs are what make it possible for the spine to be flexible and let us lean forward or turn our upper body from side to side. Our discs also absorb jolts that are transferred to the spine while running or jumping, 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 undamaged.
- Extruding Disc: This means there is a rip in the outer layer of the spinal disc, which is causing the spinal disc tissue to leak out. But the tissue that has come out remains connected to the disc.
- Sequestration: This is one of 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 can be extremely painful, most people struggling with 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 to make sure that it goes back to its normal state, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide instant relief to your back pain.
Contact us today for your free consultation if you or somebody you know is suffering from disc pain as the result of a slipped disc. Our expert spinal disc doctors can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your pain.
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