What Is the Best Treatment for Herniated Disc?
Have you ever experienced back pain that shoots down your leg or arm, causing your everyday activities to become more difficult or even intolerable? One cause of this extreme back pain is a herniated disc, which can also be called a annular ring tearing or a ruptured disc. The structure of your spine is made of bones that are cushioned by tiny oval pads of cartilage or disks consisting of a tough outer layer with a soft inner layer. When a disc between two bones in the spine presses on the nerves, it is called a herniated disc.
Disc herniations are most often caused by long term improper movement patterns and spinal imbalances. As you age, your spinal discs lose some of their water content, which makes them less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with even a minor strain or twist if your core muscles are not engaging properly.
There are several treatment options for herniated discs. Non-surgical treatments include spinal decompression, Foundation Training, chiropractic care and medication when needed. In many cases, non-surgical treatments are successful and patients can keep themselves stable with Foundation Training.