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Lower back pain due to Lumbar disc herniation

 
 
Lumbar disc herniation is a tear in the material surrounding the disk. This tear is responsible for lower back pain due to lumbar disc herniation.
 
A Lumbar disc herniation is an intervertebral disc. Moreover, it is a fibrocartilagenous material that sit between two vertebrae. Therefore, A herniation or disc buldge or prolapse is a tear in the material of the disc that surrounds the disc. In particular, Lumbar disc herniation is not a very common injury. Generally, it only attributes to 1-3% of all lower back injuries. But, this type of lower back pain is sometimes rare. Subsequently, it can be misdiagnosed as something else. Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder. Therefore, it occurs when the sciatic nerve gets compressed by the piriformis muscle. Meanwhile causing pain and tingling down the leg.
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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.

Treatment:

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:

Prognosis:

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.

If you suffer from lower back pain due to lumbar disc herniation, please contact us or make an appointment to see your chiropractor.

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