• ben ben
    October 10, 2008
    i have a bulging disc #6 it wrecks havoc with me a lot.ido have a lot of pain. what is the best oppt
    ben ben
    October 10, 2008

    ions? chiro;massage.accupuncture dont help.

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    October 11, 2008
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    October 11, 2008

    Cervical disc pain (dicogenic pain means that the pain comes from the disc, some may call this "disc syndrome") troubles many people. The hallmarks of neck pain that comes from the cervical disc include: pain worse when flexing the neck (like looking down) or pain that radiates to the shoulder area (referred pain). Usually, the lower cervical discs are most affected (like disc C5/6 or C6/7, the discs are best described by the number of the vertebral bodies that sandwich it). It makes sense that these lower discs in the neck are most affected because this is the hinge point of the neck that supports the majority of the weight.

     

    The prognosis is good if you can unload the stress off the hinge of the neck. Cervical tractioning is a great way to depressurize the sensitive discs. Many devices are available. I tend to favor the traction techniques that can be done in a lying down position. Improving cervical posture is also important because a majority of the weight is from the head. Like a bowling ball, the head needs to be properly centered over the supportive shoulders. Otherwise, the neck suffers. Alexander Technique is a type of movement therapy that can greatly improve posture of the neck and head. See http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/c/23153/37919/feldenkrais my recent post about this subject. Or you can consider finding a good physical therapist who has experience in treating cervical pain.

     

    Disc pain in the spine is very troublesome. It is important to realize that abnormal disc pressure is the primary cause of discogenic pain. Depressurizing the disc is the key to treating all disc pain in the spine. Relieve the pressure, relieve the pain.

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


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  • heidelue October 11, 2008
    heidelue
    October 11, 2008

    have you tried a Myer's cocktail i have three bulging disc and it dose help it vitamins and minerals ask your chiro about it.

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