The person with the most replaced parts wins and now the joint replacement race does not stop with hips, knees or shoulders. Spinal discs are the latest “joints” to undergo a technology overhaul. Disc replacement surgery, also known as disc arthroplasty, is on the minds of millions who have disc degeneration. These worn out parts of the spine generate an avalanche of problems. So why not exchange them for new ones? Donald has been so worried about his mother’s failing back. Nothing seems to be helping her. One of his friends told him about a new surgical implant that replaces the worn out discs in the spine. Wow! That might give his mother a brand new back and a brand new lease on life. Two years ago, she had her hip replaced. Within months of that surgery, she was back to ballroom dancing. If joint replacement worked for her hip, surely it could work for her back. Great, he calls his mom to share the news. Not so fast, the treatment of spinal disc degeneration is not...
Sometimes even just picking up a piece of paper will cause a “pop” as a spinal disc herniates. The spinal discs are the shock absorbers layered between the spine bones that are stacked like blocks. When a disc herniates, it has bulged outside of its normal boundaries. The result is very painful and can also be very debilitating for months if not years. Here are some facts and solutions to keep in mind about spinal disc herniations.
v Disc Herniations Occur When the Disc Pressure is High: Bending over to pick up a piece of paper does not sound strenuous, but it can be detrimental to a weakened disc. Disc pressure increases anytime the spine is flexed. Eventually, the pressure may get high enough to overcome the resistance of the perimeter barrier that keeps the disc material contained. When the barrier fails, a disc herniation happens. Some people actually feel the “pop”.
Effectively relieving the pain of a disc herniation can be done b...
my 14 year old daughter has a bulging disc in her neck... this was found via mri... i dont recall any one incident that could of caused it... but she plays a lot of sports and i mean she plays hard... steals and slides in softball and very aggressive 3rd baser... for the last 3mo she has had this horrible migraine that is constantly throbbing in the back of her head and on the sides of head but low on the sides like right above her ears.. she explains it like a tight head band only in the back of her head...no med or chiro service or iv drugs administered in er work.. the pressure and pounding never stops... could it be from the disc in her neck? Dena.
Headaches that are described as a "tight band" are often tension-type headaches, not Migraine. Has a doctor diagnosed your daughter with Migraine? Patients who have disc problems should be evaluated for cervicogenic headache. You...
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