What is a herniation Disc?
To better understand this issue is necessary to understand a little of human physiology.
The body is covered by thousands of nerves connecting the brain to all parts of the body.
By moving a leg, for example, think and almost instantly the nerve impulse travels the path of neurons and muscles of the leg.
The nerves pass in the spine and leave it through the space between one vertebra and another. This place is filled by a cartilaginous disk, whose basic function is to provide space for the passage of nerves. A herniated disc can be treated without surgery.
If there is no compression of nerve roots there will be no pain or paresthesia (tingling).
The disc herniation is a protrusion (protrusion, swelling), when this occurs is the compression (clamping) the hernia effects on some nerves in the affected region, which causes unpleasant symptoms such as back pain, back pain and leg (and / or thigh), only pain in the leg and / or thigh, back pain and arm pain only in the arm, paresthesia (tingling) in the thigh and leg, without pain, etc.. These symptoms depend on which number or which nerves are being pinched.
The causes are diverse but generally there is an overload factor in the effort that the disk is already naturally. For example, a person who already has scoliosis and start a misguided effort without observing proper ergonomics, it may present after a time, a disc protrusion, which will evolve to hernia.
The discs are already experiencing daily stress perpendicular to the force of gravity, add to that the overexertion, on one side of the discs, caused by compression of two vertebrae is not parallel to each other. This will cause a protrusion and after a herniated disc. There are many situations that cause hernia
The treatment without surgery is not invasive or drugs. Dr. Gilberto Augustine uses your information relating to the spine within the natural health, using them together. Acupuncture, Electro Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and RPG. Getting so free the patient from pain, encourage the body to recover and reduce the disk herniation, finally settling on what caused the hernia (for failing to appear in the future other hernias).
Treatment can take several months to heal the patient, but since the first week he feels relief from pain. Dr Gilberto guides, so as not to develop other hernias, follow some rules to safeguard the welfare of the spine.
- Daily stretches specific;
- Specific exercises;
- Beware of ergonomics during daily activities.
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