A normal disc lies between the bones of the spine. When a disc herniates, it leaves its normal location and is pushed backwards or to the side. The nerves that typically travel along the bones of the spine become irritated and pinched by the herniated disc. Sciatica usually occurs because of bulging and herniated discs in the lumbar spine. Herniated discs become inflamed and frequently pinch nerves that are traveling from the pelvis into the leg. When these nerves become irritated, patients will typically experience shooting pain and numbness in leg and foot. Disc herniation symptoms usually start for no apparent reason. Or they may occur when a person lifts something heavy and/or twists the lower back, motions that put added stress on the discs. Lumbar herniated discs are a widespread medical problem, most often affecting people aged 35 to 50. Getting lumbar herniated disc treatment as early as possible is the best path to a successful outcome. The longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes to treat. Ignoring your symptoms can lead to long-term or permanent damage. It can also lead to complications such as lumbar radiculopathy, which is a pinched nerve in the spinal column. Herniated Disc Read more [...]
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Middle and low back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics often will heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain. Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking.
Because back pain is so common, numerous products promise prevention or relief. But there’s no definitive evidence that special shoes, shoe inserts, back supports, specially designed furniture or stress management programs can help.
Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and self-care, usually within a few weeks. Contact Middle & Low Back Pain Treatment And Relief if your back pain:
– Persists past a few weeks
– Is severe and doesn’t improve with rest
– Spreads down one or both legs, especially if the pain extends below the knee
– Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
– Is accompanied by unexplained weight loss
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they’ve never experienced. Call us today: (732) 929-7002.