An injury that occurs more in males than in females and the highest incident age is between 35-45. Generally, there is a sudden onset of lower back pain. Together with, leg pain past the knee. So, you will most likely have had a previous episode of lower back pain. Pain might follow after heavy lifting, twisting or repetitive stress. In conclusion, the pain is described as a sharp, shooting or electrical pain.
Risk factors involved:
The 4 stages of disc injury can be seen below:
We must realize that 90% of the symptoms coupled with lower back pain due to Lumbar disk herniation will improve with time. Generally, normally within 18-24 months
A chiropractor can definitely treat this type of pain by doing the following:
In conclusion, 90% of the patients will have resolution of symptoms within 3 months of onset.
Therefore, the sooner you are up and moving the better prognosis there will be, although flare-ups might occur. After about 6 weeks of treatment and no improvement then a surgical consultation might be warranted.