Herniated Disc Q & A
What is a herniated disc?
Your back consists of stacked bones, or vertebrae, separated by cushioning discs. You can liken these discs to jelly doughnuts, in which a tougher exterior surrounds a softer, jelly-like interior. When a tear in the disc’s exterior causes some of the jelly to leak out, it’s known as a herniated disc.
What complications are associated with a herniated disc?
When a herniation occurs in your lower back, pain may radiate down your legs and buttocks. Herniation in a cervical disc in your neck may cause referred pain in your arms and shoulders. Irritation to nerves in the area of the herniated disc may cause tingling, numbness and weakness.
What's the difference between a slipped disc and herniated disc?
You may hear a herniated disc referred to as protruded, ruptured or slipped disc. All of these terms describe the same condition: a tear in the outer area of a spinal disc that causes fluid to leak out.
What is Intersegmental Traction Therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a safe procedure designed to reduce pressure on the joints or nerves in your spine.
The therapy involves lying on your back or stomach and belts are wrapped around the area of your spine affected by the herniation. The belts attach to the machine that provides the gentle decompressive action. Most people find the treatment to be comfortable or even enjoyable.
Each session of traction therapy yields only microscopic changes in the position of the disc, but after several weeks, many people experience dramatic improvements in their symptoms.
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