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Non-Invasive Methods of Treating the Problem of a Herniated Disc

by Zara Smith online digital marketar

Herniated disc can be treated through treatment options like physical therapy, electric muscle stimulation, etc.

Our spine is made up of bones (vertebrae) which are shielded by small discs. These discs are round and flat with a tough outer layer called the annulus. The outer layer of the discs is surrounded by a jelly-like material called the nucleus. These discs are located in between the vertebrae in the spinal column and act as shock armor for the spinal bones. The problem of a herniated disk is caused when the disc nucleus is pushed out of the annulus into the spinal canal because of a rupture/tear in the annulus. The problem occurs mostly in the lower back and the neck. 

The chances of suffering from a herniated disc increase with age because the disc material starts degenerating with age -- making it easier for minor strains to cause damage. If a nerve is being pressed due to a herniated disc, the area experiences pain, numbness and weakness. In other cases, when the herniated disc is not pressing a nerve, the patient may suffer mild back pain or no pain at all. 

Lower back pain; also known as Sciatica; causes pain and burning that starts from the buttock and goes up to the leg/foot. This kind of pain is felt the most when a patient is standing, walking or sitting. The treatment of sciatica rarely requires surgery and can be treated through non-surgical methods of treatment which can be as follows:

     Do you know that the relief from a back pain after a deep tissue massage is similar to that of treating it with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs? Deep tissue massage helps in putting off pressure from the sciatic nerve and soothing the tense muscles. Massaging helps in releasing the happiness hormones (endorphins) -- which support in boosting pleasure and relieving pain from the body.

     Exercise helps more in treating back pain rather than taking bed rest. Performing exercises such as Pelvic Tilt, Knee to Chest, Lower Trunk Rotations, All Fours Opposite Arms and Leg Extensions, etc. is recommended for quick relief from back pain.

     Ice and heat therapy is another remedy for treating Sciatica. Using ice cubes/cold pack aids in reducing the inflammation and desensitizes the sore tissues -- most effective when used during the initial days of the occurrence of pain. Using heat helps in increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the injured area; making the healing process easier.

     Electric Muscle Stimulation -- a process which uses currents to target specific muscle groups can be used for treating the pain of Sciatica. EMS uses stick-on pieces like equipment which can be applied on the skin and the current is transmitted through a control unit. This therapy also helps in improving blood flow and circulation.

     Functional manual therapy (FMT) focuses on joints and soft tissues for the treatment of pain. The techniques involved in FMT include spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and soft tissue techniques which help in improving mobility, function and pain. This process can also include exercising and advice on self-management. FMT is the best option for chronic neck pain treatment.


For patients looking out for a center with trained chronic pain management doctors and trainers, enrolling to Vardan is suggested. It is a pain management centre in South Delhi which offers different pain management techniques. Backbone pain treatment is also done here.

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