A herniated disk is also known as a slipped, ruptured or bulging disk is the most cause of neck, back and leg pain which come as an injury of the spine (backbone). You have a series of bones (vertebrae) in your spine, stretching from the base of your skull (Cervical) to your tailbone (Coccyx).
Between your vertebrae are round cushions called disks and these disks act as cushions between your bones, allowing you to bend and move with ease. When one of these disk tears or leaks, it’s called a herniated disk.
Herniated disks are a leading cause of neck and/or arm, and back and/or leg pain (sciatica). They can happen anywhere along the spine, but herniated disks most often occur in the lower back (Lumbar) or the neck.
Disks have soft, gel-like centers and a firmer outer layer, like a jelly doughnut. With time, the outer layer weakens and can crack. A herniated disk happens when the inner “jelly” substance pushes through the crack then the leaked material may press on nearby spinal nerves.
Disk herniation is most often the result of a gradual, aging-related wear and tear called disk degeneration. As people age, the disks become less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with even a minor strain or twist.
Most people can't pinpoint the cause of their herniated disk. Sometimes, using the back muscles instead of the leg and thigh muscles to lift heavy objects can lead to a herniated disk, as can twisting and turning while lifting.
Most herniated disks occur in the lower back, but they can also occur in the neck. Signs and symptoms depend on where the disk is situated and whether the disk is pressing on a nerve. Herniated disks pain usually affect one side of the leg which become numb.
For a herniated disk in your neck, you'll typically feel the most pain in your shoulder and arm. This pain might shoot into your arm or leg when you cough, sneeze or move into certain positions. Pain is often described as sharp or burning.
Herniated disk symptoms vary depending on where the problem is in your spine. Symptoms worsen with movement and get better with rest.
Factors that can increase the risk of a herniated disk include:
To help prevent a herniated disk, do the following:
Seek emergency medical attention if you have:
In most cases of herniated disk, we shall take a medical history from the patient thereafter physical examination will be done.
If your doctors (Homeopaths) that you have herniated disc we shall do the following tests to make a diagnosis.
Depending on the totality of characteristic symptoms of the patient, Homeopathic medicine is the answer to this condition and there are high chances of getting cure I can assure you.