Revolutionary Treatment for Herniated Disc
What is a Herniated Disc?
The vertebrae or bones that form the spine are cushioned by discs between each vertebra. The round discs are like small pillows with a tough outer layer called annulus that surrounds the nucleus. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones. When the outer part tears or splits, the gel can leak out i.e. the disc will become herniated or ruptured. These tears or fractures are usually caused by wrong movements or incorrect posture of the spine. Most herniated discs in the spine occur in the lower back, although they can also occur in the neck. Cervical disc herniation compresses nerves in your neck and is a common cause of neck and upper body pain.
What causes a Herniated Disc?
It can be difficult to figure out exactly the cause of a herniated cervical disc. It can develop slowly without a clear cause. Possible causes include:
- Weak back and neck muscles and an inactive lifestyle
- Wear and tear due to age, hence flexibility in the discs decrease
- Genetics – herniated discs can run in families
- Sudden, jarring movement
- Sudden strain when lifting a heavy object or turning or twisting upper body too quickly
Signs and Symptoms
A herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine. Many people have no symptoms from a herniated disc. However, depending on where the herniated disc is, symptoms can appear in the arm or leg. Surgery is usually not necessary to relieve the problem. If the ruptured disk is pressing on a nerve root, the symptoms can include:
- Numbness or tingling in a leg, shoulder or arm that may go down to your fingers
- Weakness in a hand, arm, or leg
- Signs and symptoms depend on where the disk is situated and usually affect one side of the body
Treatment for Herniated Disc
At Nordic Health we have state-of-the-art lumbar and cervical exercise devices and software. We will measure your neck and low back for strength, mobility, and strength-balance. The results are compared against the normative values of a healthy neck considering the height, weight, age, and gender of the patient.
Based on this information we develop an individualized treatment plan to exercise the neck muscles. We have consistently been able to deliver great clinical outcomes with significantly increased mobility, endurance, and strength levels to dramatically help speed up recovery from a Herniated Disc.
Are you looking for a suitable hernia specialist?
Nordic Health Spine+Ortho is a clinic-based, physician-driven, patient-centric treatment program for those with spine and orthopedic pain:
- Back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain
- Sudden onset of pain
- First-time episodes of pain
- A history of chronic pain and/or decreased function
- Post-surgical patients (requires a surgeon’s approval)