Back pain can creep up on anyone for a number of reasons. A powerful equalizer, back pain affects about 80 percent of Americans at least once in their lifetime, according to some experts. The condition is particularly prevalent among athletes, who strain their bodies to perform feats of incredible human achievement. However, even less strenuous sports can cause back pain, as was recently revealed when Tiger Woods was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his back.
The golf news magazine Golf Week reports on the superstar:
“Tiger Woods has been diagnosed with a bulging back disk and won’t need surgery, someone with knowledge of his condition said Thursday.
It could have been much worse, the person said, because Woods doesn’t have the kind of herniated disk that likely would require an operation.
Woods’ last two Sunday rounds on the PGA Tour – at the Honda Classic and WGC Cadillac Championship – have been sabotaged by what Woods described as back spasms. He withdrew after 13 holes of his fourth round at Honda and closed with a no-birdie 78 after contending at the Cadillac.”
Bulging and herniated discs are caused by the gravity acting on the body. With gravity constantly pulling downward on the upper body, the discs that act as cushions for the vertebrae can compress, causing the disc to bulge and pinch nerves in the spinal column against nearby bone.
Fortunately, modern medical science now provides individuals suffering from back pain due to bulging or herniated discs with many treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. One such treatment option is DTS spinal decompression therapy, a special non-surgical procedure gaining traction as an effective treatment for disc pain relief in Paramus, NJ.
DTS spinal decompression therapy uses a special bed designed to slowly and methodically separate the vertebrae in the spine through elongation. This gradual separation allows the pressure to be relieved from the bulging or herniated disc, to keep it from pinching the spinal nerve and causing the debilitating pain.
DTS spinal decompression therapy is also often paired with sessions of brain-based therapy, or BBT. Designed to restore normal brain function and minimize neurological imbalances, BBT in and of itself is not used as a treatment for bulging or herniated discs. Instead, the treatment is used to help patients achieve natural and holistic healing by minimizing balance disorders and other problems that may have contributed to the back pain.
Back pain patients who have been diagnosed with a herniated or bulging disc in Northern, NJ can benefit from the relief provided by DTS spinal decompression therapy by visiting practices, like MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center, with doctors trained in its use.
(Source: Tiger has bulging disk in back, source says, Golf Week, March 20, 2014)