Living With Back Pain

Repairing The Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are also called slipped or ruptured discs. In a herniated disc, the nucleus tissue which is usually located in the center of the disc is forced out. The spinal canal into which the movement takes place has limited space, hence the herniated disc is pressed against the spinal nerves. This produces symptoms of lower back pain, leg numbing, mid back pain, pain in the back of head and back and neck pain. For more information on herniated disc repair, read Treatments Available For Back Pain

In a herniated disc, part of the disc shifts and irritates the nearby nerves of that spinal area. The major number of herniated discs occur in the lower back or lumbar region. For low back pain treatment, exercises for lower back pain are advised. Herniated disc results from tiny ruptures in the wall of the disc. These rifts allow some or all of the gel-like material present in the disc to bulge out. The ability of the disc to act as a cushion between the vertebrae is reduced and pressure on the spinal nerves is increased. For back pain remedy, back pain therapy and back pain medication are used.

Some of the treatment options available for herniated disc repair are:

* Exercise
* Medications
* Chiropractic care   
* Surgery

        1. Fusion
        2. Radio frequency nerve destruction and artificial disc replacement
        3. Laminectomy/ laminotomy
        4. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy

* Physical therapy
* Acupuncture
* Lifestyle changes