[ Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatment ] | Causes and Symptoms
A common cause of leg pain and lower back pain is a lumbar ruptured disc or lumbar herniated disc. Symptoms of a herniated disc may include sharp or dull pain, muscle cramping or spasm, sciatica, and loss of leg function or leg weakness. Sneezing, bending and coughing usually intensify the pain. Sciatica is a symptom commonly associated with a lumbar herniated disc. Pressure on one or may be on several nerves contributed to the sciatic nerve can cause tingling, burning, numbness and pain that extends from the buttock into the leg and sometimes into the foot. Typically, one side is affected. A herniation may develop suddenly or progressively over weeks or months. The four stages to a herniated disc are:
Disc Degeneration: Chemical changes associated with aging causes discs weaken, but without a herniation.
Prolapse: The position or form of the disc changes with some minor impingement into the spinal canal and spinal nerves. This stage is also called a protruding disc or a bulging disc.
Extrusion: The gel-like nucleus pulposus breaks through the tire-like wall but remains within the disc.
Sequestration or Sequestered Disc: The nucleus pulposus breaks through the annulus fibrosus and can go outside the intervertebral disc.
Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatment Nonsurgical
After the initial damage, the doctor may recommend medications and cold therapy. During the first 24-48 hours, cold therapy helps to reduce muscle spasm, pain or swelling by reducing blood flow. Never apply ice or cold directly to skin, instead wrap the cold product, or ice pack in a towel and apply for no longer than 15 minutes. Medications may include an anti-inflammatory to decrease swelling, a muscle relaxant to calm spasm, and a painkiller to alleviate intense but short-lived pain. Minor to moderate pain may be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These works by relieving both pain and swelling. With any of these medications, please discuss use with your doctor first.
Usually, after the first two days, heat therapy can be applied on lumbar herniated disc. Heat increases blood flow to relax and warm, soft tissues. Increased blood flow allows to flush away irritating toxins that may accumulate in tissues as a result of intervertebral disc injury and muscle spasm. Never apply heat directly to the skin, instead, wrap the heat source in a thick towel for no longer than twenty minutes.
Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatment Surgical
Spine surgery is considered if non-surgical treatment does not relieve signs. Constant pain, loss of function and leg weakness requires further evaluation. Rarely, does a lumbar herniated disc cause bowel incontinence or groin numbness, which requires immediate medical attention.
Prevention a Lumbar Herniated Disc
There are several factors that are in your control, and to take good care of your backbone, watch your posture, do not smoke, make healthy food choices, exercise, and use good body mechanism, especially when you are lifting something.
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