Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Your Disc
1.if i have a herniated disc, will i need surgery?
At least 90 percent of patients with disc herniations
will not require surgery. Disc herniations heal just like
other injuries heal.
2.what happens to my disc herniation if i don’t get
Most disc herniations are gradually reabsorbed by
the body -- even extruded discs (free fragments).
3.how do i prevent my disc herniation from bothering
me again in the future?
By making your body more resistant to injury. At Momentum
Rehabilitation, we help you to optimize your spinal fitness
(strength, flexibility, endurance) thus reducing your chances
of future problems.
4. how do i keep my discs healthy?
Like all living tissue, a disc needs a mechanism to get
nutrition and to remove waste products. In the human
disc, this process is accomplished by diffusion. Nutrients
from the surrounding bony vertebra diffuse into the discs
and waste products diffuse out. People with painful backs
or necks tend to “protect” the area by not moving, thus
lessening the normal pumping mechanism and hindering
diffusion. Failure of the pumping mechanism results in
adverse biochemical changes in the disc which may
increase pain. At Momentum spine and sport physiotherapy
clinic, we help patients to increase fluid exchange in the
disc with special equipment and exercises, thus improving
the health of those discs.
5.how does momentum treat a disc herniation?
At Momentum Rehabilitation we have specific treatment protocols
for disc herniations. Using special, scientifically-based equipment
to isolate the area we can effectively treat damaged discs. The
goals of treatment are to speed up healing and, just as important,
to strengthen your spine so the problem won't happen again.