Slipped Disc Back Pain

7 day back pain cureLet me start out this article by saying that whoever told you that you had a "slipped disc" is an idiot. There is no way around it. Let's clear some things up first:

Discs do not simply "slip" out of place!

This seems to suggest that discs are these fragile tissues floating in the spine that sort of roam about as they please. This is understandable as almost all pictures and models of the spine simply show the spine and discs alone. This picture from Medline is a more accurate model of what the spine looks like in the body.

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As you can see, for clarity purposes, some of the white tissue in the picture was not included (ligaments and fascia). In reality, there is a massive amount of thick, strong connective tissue and muscle that helps support the spine. You can think of the spine like a telephone pole. All alone, its not very strong, but when a few cable wires are anchoring it from opposite directions, it is nearly impossible to knock over. The spine is a lot like this in that it has many different muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that help protect it.

As a result, a slipped disc is not likely to cause major spinal instability, as the rest of the tissue remains intact. In reality, a slipped disc back pain usually indicates that some of the gel-like material inside the disc has leaked out into the spinal canal. This can cause discomfort but it is hard to treat. Surgery to remove the disc fails often, simply because whatever movement or postural inefficiency which caused one disc herniation is likely to cause another one. If this underlying cause remains untreated, then slipped disc back pain is unlikely to go away on its own.

There causes of slipped disc back pain are incredibly numerous. It seems that degeneration of the spinal tissue is a natural part of our life cycle. However, with that said, it does not need to be painful! There are many people who are living pain free lives without back pain. In general, the one primary thing that seems to separate the people with slipped disc back pain that do not get pain from those who do get pain is the pain-free people tend to be better movers. In other words, they are able to move around well, they are flexible (but not overflexible) and efficient.

Inefficiencies result in extra load carried by the tissue and make the brain think that is threatened. We have all experienced heightened pain when threatened before; think about a time when you were anxious or stressed out and you are thinking about a time when your back pain was worse than normal. Any effective movement based therapy will be able to help out with these types of problems.

Another great way to help with this type of back pain is with an inversion table. Inversion tables can create a vacuum effect in the disc and coax this leaked material back into the disc. These aren't too expensive, so if you have one of your own, you can use it as needed. This can be a significant contributor to reducing slipped disc back pain. There are some considerations to take before using a table though, but these are described in-detail in the 7 Day Back Pain Cure.

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