There are many spinal conditions that cause back pain but statistics show that a slipped disc can affect 1 to 5% of all people in the world, at some point in their lives.
In this article, we’ll talk about how you can treat herniated disc pain in a non-invasive manner by using the (MDA approved) Backrack technology. However, we’ll first look at the spinal anatomy, and the role of the spine and intervertebral disks, and how they can be affected.
The spinal cord is a thick cord that runs down from the base of the brain. Several bundles of nerve roots branch out from the cord and connect the brain to the rest of your body. The cord runs through the spinal canal and is housed and protected by the spinal column, a structure that is made out of a set of 33 vertebrae stacked upon one another. These 33 vertebrae are divided into 3 parts, with seven segments in the cervical spine, twelve in the thoracic spine and five in the lumbar spine.
All these vertebrae are cushioned with discs between them. The purpose of these discs is to protect the bones and absorb shock generated by daily activities such as walking, running, lifting, etc. The discs are made out of two parts, or layers. One is the inner soft jelly like centre (also known as the nucleus pulposus) and a tougher rubbery exterior.
Disc Conditions and Causes
Weakness or pressure on the spinal column can cause the inner part of the disc to protrude through a crack in the outer ring. This causes pain and discomfort in the surrounding area. The condition could become more severe if the disc irritates a different spinal structure or applies pressure on one or more spinal nerve roots.
For example, when it occurs in the lower back, one of the most commonly affected spinal nerves is the sciatic nerve. When a disc presses against this nerve it can cause sciatica and low back pain.
This spinal condition is known as slipped disc / herniated disk / bulging disc. The affected area may differ from the original site of the slipped disc. While pain tends to occur along the back, in some cases, pain, weakness or numbness may affect an arm or a leg. However, there are also some people who do not suffer from symptoms even if they have a slipped disk.
Apart from disc herniation, other conditions that can affect the discs are disc degeneration and ruptured discs.
Slipped or Herniated Disc Symptoms
There are some symptoms to be on the lookout for when considering whether or not you may be suffering from a slipped disc. Some symptoms include:
- Back or neck pain
- Pain in one side of the body
- Pain in a part of a foot, shoulder or arm
- Shooting pain in an arm or leg when you cough
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness and/or tingling
How to Treat a Slipped Disc
Slipped discs can go away on their own after a period of a few weeks or months with sufficient rest. That requires great attention in not placing much pressure on your spine. However, you may also use spinal decompression therapy to make space in your spine for the disc to get back into its place faster, and in an effective manner, without having to rely on any painkillers and without having to get surgery. You can do that by using a special orthopaedic device, called the Spinal Backrack.
Slipped Disc Treatment Using The Backrack Technology
The Backrack has a very unique shape. It is narrowly designed to copy the shape of the spinal column. The unique frame allows you to place your back on it with minimal to no effort. Then, in order to see the benefits, you have to perform different exercises that will allow the rack to work on your spine. When you perform a few easy Backrack exercises, it starts decompressing your spine through the movement that is created, so the root cause of the pain goes away.
The Backrack works by massaging your back with the special wooden nodules specifically made for the device. With the combination of the best exercises that target specifically the region of the back with the affected disc, the slipped disc gets back to its original position leaving you to suffer no more as it offers long-lasting pain relief.
Author: Spinal Backrack