Frequently Asked Questions
Herniated disc, commonly known as a ‘slipped disc’, is the most severe of lower back disorders and occurs when the inner center of the disc pushes out, pressing on the nerves and causing pain in the back all the way down to the foot. This pain can be excruciating. It can create a condition known as ‘drop foot’ due to strong pressure on the nerves. The inter-vertebral discs can be injured by sudden and severe trauma. Much more common is a small disc bulge which might be present for some time and is only noted when a sports injury is medically evaluated. The good news is that very few herniated discs lead to persistent trouble or require surgery. Although pain can last a few weeks, the majority of disc-related problems are a self-limiting medical condition which may be resolved with physical therapy, decompression, and medication, and very rarely requires surgery. It can easily be treated with the Cervico 2000 (for slipped discs in the neck) or with the Vertetrac (slipped discs in the lower back).
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Let’s look at how spinal decompression works (also known as spinal traction, neck traction, back traction):
- By decompressing the discs, a negative pressure is created within the disc
- This decompression creates a vacuum-like effect which reduces the disc herniation
- The reduction of the disc herniation in turn leads to a reduction in pressure on the root of the nerve, and a reduction in pain
- All of above causes an exchange of nutrients, which flow into the discs and promote the healing process
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The discs in the vertebral column act as shock absorbers for the spine, cushioning the vertebrae. As we age, the discs often degenerate – drying out, shrinking, losing elasticity and flexibility. Sometimes, a part of the outer covering of the disc wears away or even tears, allowing the parts of the disc, or its jelly-like contents, to press on the spinal nerve roots. Due to this, we may experience numbness, weakness, tingling, or shooting pain down the back of one leg (sciatica). Degenerative disc disease, or DDD, can result from trauma, infection, or the natural processes of ageing. Some disc degeneration commonly occurs in people over 40, due to sports injuries or other.
The vertebrae are connected by small joints (facet joints) which may become strained and/or inflamed when they undergo forces when the spine is excessively twisting or arching, especially during activities such as tennis, racquetball, squash or golf.
Mechanical neck and back pain is the general term that refers to any type of back pain caused by placing abnormal stress and strain on muscles of the spine. Usually it results from bad habits: poor posture often found in taller than average persons, poorly-designed seating, and incorrect bending or lifting motions. This is also the most common type of back problem seen in the sports-active individual. It accounts for 70-75% of all back problems and is usually the easiest to treat.
Lumbar radiculopathy (often known as Sciatica) refers to symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness or weakness that travel down the lower back and into the leg or extremity. Any irritation or inflammation of a nerve resulting from disc herniation (also known as slipped disc) is called a radiculopathy.
Back pain problems are very common in both athletes and non-athletes alike. Up to 20% of all sports injuries involve the lower back or neck. In recent years, in addition to bicycling, running, swimming, racquetball, skiing, golf, and tennis, excessive, exhausting, and even punishing forms of sports, physical training, and exercise are being undertaken. These new types of extreme physical activities include bungee jumping, rollerblading, snowboarding, paragliding, and windsurfing, to name a few. All of these activities carry with them the risk of sports injuries. Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities which can affect bones or soft tissue and require specialized care to promote optimum healing. For obvious reasons, athletes are at greater risk of sustaining a lumbar (lower) spine injury due to physical activity. Whatever the sport, the spine undergoes a lot of stress, absorption of pressure, twisting, turning, and even bodily impact. There are four main causes of back pain in sports-active individuals:
Mechanical Lower Back Pain
Facet Joint Syndrome
Herniated (slipped) disc
Degenerated Disc or Degenerative Disc Disease