Day 274

Just read very interesting story from DailyMail

A author ,Penny Vincenzi,had suffered a slipped disc – in which one of the spongy discs that provide cushioning between the bones of the spine (vertebrae) develops a weakness in its outer layers. Jelly-like fluid from the more central part of the disc then bulges out and presses on one of the nerves in the spinal cord.
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No one could help.....

Finally, She contacted Julia James, a physiotherapist she knew who worked at a private London hospital.

Julia says: ‘My plan of attack was to give Penny a set of simple exercises and stretches. What she now needed was to build up her core – that's tummy, back and the gluteal muscles in the buttocks.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2066542/How-author-Penny-Vincenzi-beat-crippling-problems-simple-stretches.html#ixzz1f1WFqTDW
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When your pain lingers or recurs, it may be because a disc has been ruptured by trauma or degenerative disk disease. When the gelatinous material inside the disk bulges out, it can press against nerves, causing pain.

Is that right? No,we don't think so.

90% herniated disks aren't reason of back pain.Patients may worry more than they should, Herniated disks frequently show up on MRIs of patients who are not experiencing back pain.

Patients who have had symptoms for longer than six months can find relief with either nonoperative treatment or surgery, but they may not reap as much benefit as those who have had symptoms for six months or less.Surgery still has significant benefit compared with nonsurgical treatment, even in patients who have had symptoms for longer than six months.

Hold on,try effective needles,you can find you got right choice.of course,general acupuncture can't cure every back pain.Until long-term studies are available, it must be viewed as experimental. As always, the best treatment for back pain is the one with the best risk/benefit ratio.Do you think so?

Why do some disk problems have been treated so hard? Probably.....

1, inflammatory mediators: the chemical factors of the problem of lumbosacral pain is not resolved;
2, disk, such as physical activity due to minor changes in mechanical pressure on the issue of lumbosacral pain undefined;
3, spinal pain caused by abnormal biomechanics of the problem is not resolved;
4, postoperative pain caused by abnormal anatomy of the problem is not resolved;

Therefore, the clinical specialist can not be limited to a particular aspect of treatment, we must analyze the reasons, otherwise they would not solve most problems.

A classic example is herniated disc. If you have a herniated disc, chances are that when you bend your spine forward, you experience pain down your leg or arm, or other nerve symptoms. In this case, you might benefit from resting on your stomach (in the prone position). Exercises in the prone position include: prone press up for beginners, and the yoga cobra pose if you’re more advanced and/or your back injury is on the mend.