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Blogs and Articles — Herniated Disc

Common Causes of Chronic Lower Back Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

Pain was once considered chronic if it lasted for more than three months and exceeded the body’s natural healing process.  There has recently been significant discussion about the histological time frame of chronicity, because cells that were thought to be involved in chronic inflammation have now been found much earlier (Watson, 2015).    Chronic pain in the low back may initially result from physical structures such as: Disc problems Joint problems Irritation of the nerve root But is then maintained (and on occasion made worse) by how the brain processes things.   This does not mean it is all in a...

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Common Back Pain - Disc Prolapse (Slipped/Ruptured/Herniated Disc)

Posted by Team NAT on

    Prolapsed Disc - Condition Overview   A slipped disc (also known as a herniated, ruptured or prolapsed disc) results when the shock-absorbing pads or intervertebral discs split or rupture Discs are segments of connective tissue that separate the vertebrae of the spine, providing absorption from shock and allowing for the smooth flexing of the neck and back without the vertebral bones rubbing against each other. The discs contain a jelly-like substance which seeps out into the surrounding tissue, causing local inflammation and pressure on the spinal nerves (and occasionally the spinal cord) where they exit the spinal canal....

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating a Herniated Disc

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner (Video: Edited extract from NAT "Treating Lower Back Pain" Trigger Point Course Presented by Dr. Jonathan Kuttner)   Treating Back Pain? - Start Here   Even when back pain is due to a diagnosed spine related injury, trigger points are still likely to be a prime cause of the pain Travell and Simons work in this area is well known. They submitted that trigger points may actually be the root cause of many common spinal conditions, including a herniated disc. They reasoned that the shortening and tightening of the muscles could be the main source of...

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Self Help Tips for a Herniated Disc

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

 What is a Prolapsed (Herniated) Disc? - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   It's possible to have a herniated disk without any symptoms - but when they hurt, they tend to hurt bad! A herniated disk results when a crack in the strong outer layer of cartilage allows some of the softer inner cartilage to squeeze out of the disk. These are also know as ruptured or slipped disks. Most herniated disks occur in the lower back (lumbar spine), although they can also occur in the neck (cervical spine). It's possible to have a herniated disk without knowing it as these sometimes show up on spinal...

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