Slipped Disc Back Pain
Let 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
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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
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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