There are times that it feels like a sharp stab, sometimes a dull ache. And when you know it, 8 out of 10 people are already experiencing back pains. You know how disruptive back pains can be to us specially to working adults. It can be uncomfortable and painful to deal with and is also one of the most common causes of absence from work. Though back pains are most common on adults, it can also affect people from different ages for different reasons. But as we get older, there is a stronger change of developing back pains, it may be due to previous occupations, unhealthy working habits and can also be symptoms of much more serious medical problems.
Back pains can be a clear indication of spine-related problems and are and indication for you to seek medical help. When you feel something off in the way of your spinal joints, discs, muscles and nerves then it is advised to go to the doctor. One of the most common findings that doctors would give to patients is the Herniated or slipped disc. Herniated disc is when a soft tissue in the discs of your spine between your joints has come out. A herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine. It can cause pain, weakness and numbness in the leg. Mostly it occurs in the lower back though it can also occur in the neck. Herniated disc can be caused by gradual aging and wear and tear disc degeneration since naturally as one ages the ligaments holding that place starts to weaken. It can also be caused a strong strain or injury. Even a simple habit of using your back instead of your leg and thigh muscles when carrying or lifting heavy things can cause a herniated or slipped disc.
Treatments for herniated disc can be surgical or non-surgical (conservative) methods depending on the severity of the issue. It can be assessed typically by the degree of discomfort and can also be diagnosed using different medical exams to determine how far the disc has slipped out.
Conservative methods of treatment comprise of medications, exercise therapy and physical therapy methods. One of the most common method is the Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal decompression therapy reduces the pressure on the slipped disc by supplying nutrients and oxygen to that part. It works by gently stretching the spine and changes the force and position of the spine. It induces a negative pressure that promotes the retraction or the repositioning of the slipped disc. The negative pressure applied would also create an influx of nutrients and other healing substance to the disc. This traction therapy is done using a traction table, or similar motorized device to relieve the pain in the back or in the leg. However, these traction devices are to be strictly administered by professionals, osteopaths and chiropractors because this is a highly critical procedure. Professionals from spinal decompression Los Angeles are some of the best and properly-trained practitioners in the field that can offer the best remedy for your spinal related problems. With their industry-leading chiropractic care solutions, state of the art non-surgical decompression machines and well-trained professionals with year of proven experience. They could handle all that causes your discomforts from neck pain to sciatica pain. They relieve you with what’s stopping you from living comfortably.