Disc pain is a common complaint caused by spinal discs (or the rubbery pads in between the spine bones) swelling and slipping out. The effect of this is extreme back pain that can limit mobility. Sad to say, most people ignore this problem, thinking that it’s just another back muscle pain. However, the main difference between the two is that disc pain is consistent and most commonly manifests in the lower back region, while ordinary muscle pain mostly manifests in the shoulder areas and can disappear with a massage partnered with a good night’s rest.
Disc problems also become common as people age, which explains why older people have a harder time moving. Sometimes, though, disc pain can manifest in younger people if they suffer from collagen deficiency, poor muscle tone, obesity, or poor posture. A common solution to this problem is surgery, but there are also non-surgical solutions available.
Some specialty centers like MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center, serving areas such as Parasmus, NJ and others, can offer non-surgical alternative solutions for disc pain relief. Some of the offered options include one-on-one physical therapy to help address the specific problems of each patient, supervised exercise to help the patient lose weight and improve muscle tone, and nutrition counseling to educate the patient on the right vitamins and minerals that their body will need for quicker recovery.
Surgery is not necessarily the best option for some cases. For example, if the disc pain is mostly caused by obesity or posture problems, then a simple diet and posture correction is all it takes to remove the pain.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy is another non-surgical option that patients can try. In this procedure, the spine is gently stretched in order to properly re-position it. By doing so, the pressure that the spine receives can be effectively reduced. Bulging or herniated discs may retract and allow necessary nutrients to heal the discs. This, however, must only be performed by experts in order to ensure that no further damage is done. You can also combine this therapy with other alternative solutions in order to promote quick recovery.
If in the event that none of the alternative solutions have worked for you, it is only then that you should consider surgery as an option. It will also be wise to consult with your doctors on which alternative solutions are best suited for your condition.
(Understanding Spinal Disk Problems — the Basics, webmd.com)
(Spinal Decompression Therapy, webmd.com)
(All About Spinal Decompression Therapy, spine-health.com)