Disk Injury

Are you suffering from disk injury and tried all medications?

Do You Know Disc Injury Can Be Very Dangerous And Life Threatening? What Is Actually Disc Injury?

This is an injury to the intervertebral discs most often caused by inappropriate movement of the back (rotation or tilt forward) and / or load port too heavy. The discs are a kind of pads located between each vertebra, consisting of a fibrous ring and a gelatinous nucleus. The disk nucleus can migrate along cracks or fissures, resulting in acute or chronic low back pain. People exercising a physical profession performing movements in bending of the trunk (which put tension on the posterior part of the fibrous ring of the intervertebral disk) are the most exposed to cracks. This is the case for gardeners, masons, plumbers …

Our medical representatives found that disc fissure is an increasing issue therefore, Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic work towards making the people aware about this injury that how this occurs. Moreover, chiropractic services can be found beneficial for this treatment. Natural aging can also cause a crack. 

The discs dehydrate, lose strength and eventually crack. See the full article to study about the possible damages that disc fissure actually does.

Preferential localizations of disc fissures

The cracks mainly affect the lumbar area. The L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs are particular exposed. Cracks can be:

  • Of radial cracks: when they occur in the immediate surroundings of the nucleus, usually in the trauma effect of violent efforts or bad posture. The larger these cracks, the more the core can infiltrate.

  • The annular cracks: when they occur at the periphery of the disc, usually under the effect of repeated forced bending. The kernel is not affected.

Symptoms Of Disc Fissure

The crack produces what is more commonly known as “lumbago” or acute low back pain. These symptoms are shared by the experienced consultant of Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic.

  • Acute and constant pain appearing instantly after the wrong movement;
  • Limited movements during the crisis;
  • Reduced mobility of the entire spine (difficulty in flexing and rotating the bust).

Sometimes the patient instinctively adopts a position that alleviates pain.

How Is The Diagnosis Made?

Only MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) can detect a fissure but the use of medical imaging is not the first-line prescription for back pain. Only in cases of repeated or chronic low back pain or in case of failure of analgesic-based medical treatment and functional rehabilitation (after 2 months) will a further examination be required.

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Treatment Of Disc Fissures

The fissure is treated like low back pain. The medical representatives at Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic prescribes an analgesic treatment of a few days (5 to 7 days), the taking of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs or even of oral cortisone. Infiltration will be prescribed only in case of failure of medical treatment. Movements and positions that could aggravate the pain and prevent the fissure from healing, such as tilting forward, carrying heavy loads, trunk rotations, driving by several hours, practice some sports with impacts (jogging, tennis, basketball, etc.). For the treatment of low back pain, however, it is essential to keep moving, especially not to stay bedridden! Your doctor can advise you on the gentle activities you can continue to do while the disc is healing, without the risk of aggravating the fissure. Allow about 3 weeks to allow the fissure to heal. It is then recommended to perform a few sessions (about 15) of postural reduction in a physio to find mobility and learn to spare his back.

These are few tips shared by our consultants. For more detailed discussion please contact us to get yourself safe from any serious injury that might make you paralyzed for the life time.

What Can Be Complications?

Our consultants at Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic shared some of the risk factors and complications that might happen to you.

A fissure repeated in the same place, or which has not been able to heal, may eventually cause a herniated disc. Part of the nucleus can come out of the disc and compress the nerve in the spinal canal. In nearly 80% of cases, the hernia is treated without going through surgery. Medical treatment (the same as for the crack) and rehabilitation sessions performed by a physiotherapist, can overcome. But if no improvement is seen after 2 to 3 months of intensive treatment, and if the pain is too severe, the surgeon can propose the operation.

Good Gestures To Avoid Disc Cracks

The gestures are simple and easy to perform. Just think about it at the right time and be consistent in their realization:

The medical consultant found that there are certain gestures that can be used in order to avoid the disc cracks but many people unfortunately doesn’t pay any attention towards it. Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic found that if people start paying attention to these points then may be the chances of disc injury can be reduced. The possible precautions are;

  • Pay attention to sudden movements of torso and bust;
  • Protect your lower back by not lifting too heavy loads, remember to bend your knees instead of leaning forward when you pick up an object.
  • Avoid lifting weights with arms straight up;
  • Focus on cladding and locking exercises to strengthen your muscles and relieve your back during straining;
  • Remember to strengthen the back muscles, the abdominal muscles, the leg muscles and the arm muscles.

You can learn the right exercises at your physiotherapist or in a back school for example. You can realize them in prevention but also know that it is never too late. It is possible, after the healing of the crack put in place all these rules of hygiene beneficial for the back.  Moreover, if you think that the pain is very serious or if you found any thing that is not treatable from your end then you may contact our medical representatives of Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic. Our consultants are online 24/7 in order to respond to your query that can safe your life. Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic is also providing chiropractic services that includes the massage therapy as well. This can be beneficial for the treatment of disc injury.

For detail discussion contact Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic.

The gestures are simple and easy to perform. Just think about it at the right time and be consistent in their realization:

The medical consultant found that there are certain gestures that can be used in order to avoid the disc cracks but many people unfortunately doesn’t pay any attention towards it. Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic found that if people start paying attention to these points then may be the chances of disc injury can be reduced. The possible precautions are;

  • Pay attention to sudden movements of torso and bust;
  • Protect your lower back by not lifting too heavy loads, remember to bend your knees instead of leaning forward when you pick up an object.
  • Avoid lifting weights with arms straight up;
  • Focus on cladding and locking exercises to strengthen your muscles and relieve your back during straining;
  • Remember to strengthen the back muscles, the abdominal muscles, the leg muscles and the arm muscles.

You can learn the right exercises at your physiotherapist or in a back school for example. You can realize them in prevention but also know that it is never too late. It is possible, after the healing of the crack put in place all these rules of hygiene beneficial for the back.  Moreover, if you think that the pain is very serious or if you found any thing that is not treatable from your end then you may contact our medical representatives of Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic. Our consultants are online 24/7 in order to respond to your query that can safe your life. Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic is also providing chiropractic services that includes the massage therapy as well. This can be beneficial for the treatment of disc injury.

For detail discussion contact Kennewick Chiropractic Injury Clinic.

    References

    Kawano, O., Ueta, T., Shiba, K., & Iwamoto, Y. (2010). Outcome of decompression surgery for cervical spinal cord injury without bone and disc injury in patients with spinal cord compression: a multicenter prospective study. Spinal Cord48(7), 548.

    Michalek, A. J., Buckley, M. R., Bonassar, L. J., Cohen, I., & Iatridis, J. C. (2010). The effects of needle puncture injury on microscale shear strain in the intervertebral disc annulus fibrosus. The Spine Journal10(12), 1098-1105.

    Zhang, Y., Drapeau, S., An, H. S., Markova, D., Lenart, B. A., & Anderson, D. G. (2011). Histological features of the degenerating intervertebral disc in a goat disc-injury model. Spine36(19), 1519.

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