A slipped disc occurs after disc injury. Here is all you need to know about a spinal disc and how a disc gets damaged
How a disc gets damaged is an in-depth topic. You may have to watch the video a couple of times to fully grasp the complexities of how a disc gets damaged. We spent lots of time researching this topic. We then developed a very specific treatment program that countered the effects leading to a slipped disc. Our slipped disc treatments program can reverse your slipped disc. How it does it is through the processes of induced diffusion. In other words, it reverses the sequence of events that lead to your disc damaged. I hope you enjoy the video and this article; please share your comments and this page with other. Sharing knowledge is how we improve.
Why is it important to know how a spinal disc gets damaged? Well, a disc will not slip (Bulge or Herniate) unless there is some damage. So, to fix a slipped disc, we need to know it got damaged in the first place. You, as a patient, need to be aware of this fact, so that you don’t fall a victim of the same again and again. In other words, once we fix your slipped disc, it shouldn’t return. The only we can help is to make you aware of how a disc gets damaged so you can prevent damage to the disc again!
Disc bulge, disc herniation, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, prolapsed disc, or more commonly known as slipped disc are the leading causes of neck and back pain.
The intervertebral disc is gel-like structures that connect the bones of the spine. There are two components in spinal disc:
- The Nucleus Pulposus
- Annular fibrosus
The nucleus pulposus in the center and surrounded by layers of tough annular fiber (Annular Fibrosus). The disc sits in between two adjacent spinal vertebrae. The disc acts as a shock absorber, and it helps to distribute the force when the spine is in load-bearing position. However, prolonged axial compression (sitting for long periods) can damage the sensitive fibers of a disc: prematurely wearing and tearing the spinal discs.
Spinal disc bulge, disc herniation, disc extrusion, disc protrusion and disc fragmentation are serious spinal disc issues that need corrections. Muscle weakness, ligamentous instabilities, fixated spinal joints (subluxations) are the culprits in a slipped disc. These conditions coupled with poor posture and prolonged sitting can lead to damage to your spinal discs. The damage caused in the disc is always related to the disc’s nutrient levels. Spinal discs with adequate levels of incoming nutrients have better chances of withstanding the stress of daily living. When the nutrient levels decrease so does the spinal disc’s ability to fix or repair itself.
NSD Therapy can Reverse (Fix) a Slipped Dis: Even if Your Disc is Damaged
Unlike other tissues in our body, a spinal disc does not have a direct blood supply. So, nutrients must be brought in through the process of imbibition. We need to put in the nutrients we need, and at the same time, we need to stop the outflow of nutrients. Or decrease activities, and avoid postures that lead to loss of nutrients.
However, load-bearing activities can expel the nutrients, leading to a nutrient deficiency within a disc. In other words, excessive loading or prolonged sitting can lead to spinal disc starvation and an eventual disc damage. And, that is how a disc gets damaged. Once damaged, it can slip (herniate, protrude, prolapse or extrude) pushing and pinching on sensitive nerve fibers.
Each disc also contributes to the movement of the spinal column by allowing slight movement at each spinal motion segment. With continued abnormal stress across the disc, the nucleus pulposus can herniate through the fissures in the weakened outer annular fiber. This may lead to local neck or back pain with or without radicular symptoms. NSD Therapy® is a non-surgical, multi-modal approach for a slipped disc. NSD Therapy® is a combination of treatments which involves RxDecom®, clinical physiotherapy, neuromuscular rehabilitation and chiropractic adjustment.
Can Spine Surgery Reverse a Slip-Disc or Slipped Disc?
Spine surgery involves cutting of muscles, ligaments, bones, and discs. In short, it does not reverse a slip-disc but Cuts some of the slipped portions of the disc. Spine surgeons address a slipped disc through laminectomy, foraminotomy, discectomy, nucleoplasm or spine fusion. Regardless of the type or method used by your surgeon, spine surgery will not reverse a slipped disc. In other words, the damage is still present as is the root-causes that lead to the protrusion of the spinal disc. In time, the slipped disc may return, depending on the procedure performed. Therefore, in most cases of spinal fusion, other segments will slip. In other words, spinal fusion can lead to slipped discs in segments that were once healthy.
If you have a slipped disc, you must address the reasons why it slipped. Surgery is limited and not able to address the root-causes of a slipped disc. It offers a patch and as with any patch, it is limited by default. So, those diagnosed with a slipped disc will do better with conservative treatments that address the root cause. Fixing issues that lead to a slip-disc is better in both short and long-term basis. NSD Therapy® as performed at our centers offer you the best chance of repairing your lipped disc without spine surgery.
According to the research, conservative management of the slipped disc with multi-modal approach yields the best result.
A damaged disc is often related to weaknesses and damage to muscles, ligaments, and spinal joints in proximity to the disc. And damage to the surrounding soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, facet capsules, and nerves. In our centers, we address every aspect of your injury. It is this approach that has allowed us success even when others fail.
Our Clinical Research-Based Teams of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are the Non-Operative Slipped Disc Experts in Malaysia. In our center, all the chiropractors and physiotherapists are well-trained to identify and treat musculoskeletal problems, especially slipped disc injury in the neck and back. Our Chiropractic treatment approach is patient-centered and based on best available evidence from the literature.