So You Have an Injured Disc, Now What?
We treat several injuries in our clinic but one of the most common is back pain, and one of the most common causes of back pain is a herniated disc, which is sometimes called a bulging disc, and sometimes called a ruptured disc. Treatment for all of these is relatively straight forward. When hearing this diagnosis it may sound scary because many people start thinking of the activities they will miss out on and the long healing process. Many start getting anxious about surgery or the dreaded sciatica. Herniated discs can happen at any level in the spine but are most common in the neck and the lower back. It can cause pain, discomfort, and can keep you out of the activities you love to do. The good news is that surgery is usually not necessary. There are several ways in which we treat our patients that allow them to return to their daily activities without pain. This blog will dive into the symptoms of a disc injury, how long it takes to heal, what the healing process looks like, and how you can recover.
Did you know sitting more than doubles the pressure on the discs in your low back? Low back pain happens to everyone, but is known to be even more of a nuisance in those who work behind a desk. Not only has it been linked to increases of your risks for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, but also prolonged sitting can even increase your current back pain...
There are really only two valuable things in life. I’m not saying that other things aren’t valuable to you, I’m just saying that two things matter more than others and will affect all of the other aspects of your life. What are those two things?
Back pain is an epidemic in the United States - if we aren't personally being affected by it, our parents, siblings, friends, and coworkers are. How many times has your hike, workout, or ski day been cancelled due to back pain? How many times will it be?
As widespread as back pain is, it is often misunderstood. People are quick to attribute their pain to structural changes such as herniated discs or decreased space between the vertebrae, but for many women the reality is that those structural changes often have nothing to do with your pain, and treating them alone (via surgery, back braces, or medication) won't keep back pain from interrupting your life.
When you have back problems it can be very confusing on what to do. Google says one thing, your cousin another, nothing worked for your coworker, and there are 10000+ exercises on YouTube. So how do you know what to do and just as important know what not to do. These 5 myths of back pain can give you an idea of where to start.
Sciatic Nerve Pain, also known as Sciatica, is very common with most adults experiencing it at least once in their life. The sharp pain that can run from your butt all the way down your leg into your feet can be excruciating, but can be reversed if you take action to resolve it. Please read below to find out the symptoms, what you can do to relieve your sciatic nerve pain, as well as the most effective treatment for sciatica...
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