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A Herniated Disc Can Be Healed
Neck, back pain, lower back and sciatic pain can be caused by common disc problems such as a herniated disc. Patients may also experience sciatic pain, numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, and difficulty moving or controlling the leg if the herniated disc occurs at the L5-S1 area. Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found out neck, back, lower back and sciatic pain from herniated disc can be eliminated, the damaged disc structures can be restored and the back surgery can be avoid. With their innovative treatment approaches, herniated disc related pain and other symptoms can be eliminated and the normal disc structure can be restored in 1-3 months period.

The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Herniated Disc :
What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disk is a condition when the spinal disks ruptures, and a portion of the spinal disc pushes outside its normal boundary.

When a herniated disc occurs, the soft interior of the disk bulges goes out and places pressure on the nearby nerves of the spinal
cord. The space for the nerves is further diminished, and irritation of the nerve results. When part of a disk presses on a nerve it can
cause pain in the back and the legs.

Disks are round, flat, plate-like structures between the vertebrae (back bones) in the spinal column. These disks act as springs,
absorbing shock and allowing bending movements of your spine. They have a tough covering over a soft, gelatinous inside (nucleus
pulposus), and their purpose is to cushion the back bones and allow the back to flex. When there is an injury the gel inside the disk,
the disk can be forced out through the tears or cracks in the outer layer of the disk. This causes the disk to break open compressing the spinal nerves and spinal cord.

In children and young adults, disks have high water content. As people age, the water content in the disks decrease and the disks
become less flexible. The disks begin to shrink and the spaces between the vertebrae get narrower. If a disk becomes too weak, the
outer part may tear. Spinal nerves are very sensitive to even slight amounts of pressure, which can result in pain, numbness, or
weakness.

Symptoms

The symptoms depend on the location of the herniation. You can have a herniated disk in any part of your spine. But most herniated
disks affect the lower back (lumbar spine). Some happen in the neck (cervical spine) and, more rarely, in the upper back (thoracic
spine)

When the compression occurs in the cervical (neck) region, the shocks go down your arms, when the compression is in the lumbar
(low back) region, the shocks go down your legs. The path the pain follows depends upon which disk is herniated and which spinal
nerve is inflamed or damaged. You may have pain when moving your neck, deep pain near or over the shoulder blade, or pain that
radiates to the upper arm, forearm, or fingers. The lower back (lumbar area) of the spine is the most common area for a slipped disk. With a lumbar (lower back) herniated disk, you may have sharp pain in one part of the leg, hip, or buttocks and numbness in other parts. A herniated disc in the lower back can cause pain and numbness in the buttock and down the leg. This is called Sciatica and is the most common symptom of a herniated disc in the low back.

How bad the pain is depends on how much of the disk is pressing on the nerve. The pain often starts slowly. You may also have
weakness in certain muscles. Because of the nerve irritation, signals from the brain may be interrupted causing muscle weakness.

Pain may also occur with herniated disks as a result of mechanical or neurological irritation of surrounding structures such as
muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joint capsules.

Causes

Disk herniation occurs more frequently in middle-aged and older men, especially those involved in strenuous physical activity. Other
risk factors include any conditions present at birth (congenital) that affect the size of the lumbar spinal canal. Sometimes, using your back muscles instead of your leg and thigh muscles to lift large, heavy objects can lead to a herniated disk. Other causes may
include excessive body weight that places added stress on the disks (in the lower back), obesity can also put pressure on the disks, and smoking can contribute to degeneration of the disk material.

Western Medicine Treatments

Many treatment strategies are focused on managing symptoms that occur in conjunction with a herniated disk. The treatments for a
herniated disk include:

Rest
Ice and heat applications
Anti-inflammatory medications to relieve the compression on the nerves
Physical therapy to strength the muscles that help support the spine
Diet and exercise are crucial to improving back pain in overweight patients
Surgical treatment

The treatment of a herniated disc depends on a number of factors including:

Symptoms experienced by the patient
Age
Activity level
Presence of worsening symptoms



Adopted from Wei Laboratories, Inc.
United States
Doyle Rood, DC Santa Rosa, 95403
Treatment of Multiple Disc Herniations
Gregory Lind, DC Milpitas, 95035
Resolution of Painful and Chronic Disc Injury
Hasna Tiffany Wood, LAc Sebastopol, 95472
Successful Treatment of Disc Herniation & Fibromyalgia
Craig Selinger, DC Lake Worth, 33467
Successful Resolution of Herniated Disc in Lower Back
Felicia M. Dyess, Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Jacksonville , 32223
Pain Relief From Herniated Cervical Discs
Merle Friedman, AP, LAC, LD/N, PA Brandon, 33511
Successful Resolution of Severe Neck and Back Pain
Ronald Mullen , AP Stuart, 34994
Successful Chronic Lower Back Pain with Sciatica
Vladimir Turovskiy, Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine Aventura, 33160
Successful Multiple Disc Herniations Treatment
Nolan Stephens, DC Milledgeville, 31061
Successful Pain Management
Charles Coppola, Holistic Chiropractor Elmsford, 10523
Successful Treatment for Herniated Discs
Mark Brandwein, Chiropractic New York, 10012
Herbal Patch Used Successfully on Lumbar Disc Herniation/Spinal Stenosis Case
Noreen Long, DC Black Mountain, 28711
Successful Resolution of Severe Disc Herniation
Scott Rothman, DC Wayne, 19087
Successful Treatment of Herniated Disc to Avoid Lumbar Surgery
Dale and Christy Constantin, DC The Woodlands, 77380
Successful Healing of Disc Herniation
Eli Cummings, DC/Nutrition/LAc Conroe, 77301
Successful Treatment for Disc Herniation/Back Pain
Brian Hess, DC Culpeper, 22701
Successful Healing of Herniated Disc
Canada
Roch Parent, DC Trois-Rivieres, G8Z1V4
Successful Treatment of Low Back Pain
International
Andrew Lowe, Homeopathy, Food Supplements, Diet Hitchin, Herts , SG1 1AT
Successful Herniated Disc Treatment