Disc Herniation: Cause, Effect & Best Treatment
Spinal disc disorders such as a Disc Herniation (Herniated Disc, Slip Disc or Slipped Disc) are fast becoming a common health issue in otherwise healthy young individuals. Our modern lifestyles are much to blame for the rapid rise in frequency and severity of a slipped disc (Disc Herniation or Slip Disc). Today, the most common culprit of a Herniated Disc is prolonged sitting.
A Herniated Disc or a Slipped Disc (slip disc) can become a severe spinal disorder impacting the quality of life. Generally speaking, Chiropractors, physiotherapists, and spinal surgeons have failed to provide sufferers with lasting relief. Some have even had several surgical interventions, but yet they live in pain. Hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum is a common finding in patients with a herniated disc. NSD Therapy® was launched to provide an effective alternative to surgical and invasive spinal procedures.
Slipped Disc or Prolapsed Disc is the Most Common Cause of Disability in Those Under the Age of 45!
Now for some good news: NSD Therapy® can offer you an avenue for repair, relief, and stability that was not available a decade ago. That is correct; you no longer have to live with a Herniated Disc or have spinal injections or surgical interventions for recovery.
NSD Therapy® was launched to assist doctors and therapists in their treatments of patients diagnosed with a disc herniation. Even a severe herniated disc is treatable through the NSD Therapy® methods, systems, and technology. The methods of care through NSD Therapy® incorporates many of the well-researched chiropractic treatments, physiotherapy (physical therapy), specialized spinal rehabilitation, nutrition, lifestyle changes and much more.
NSD Therapy® treatments given is through the collaborative efforts of clinically advanced Doctors of Chiropractic and the best Physiotherapists (Physical Therapists). It is their combined collective efforts coupled with advanced therapeutic technology that is providing the relief, and at times even a reversal of the slipped disc.
The Spinal disc is a highly specialized structure with a unique build in systems for maintaining homeostasis. No other structure in the skeletal system is as specialized and self-sustaining as a spinal disc. The Only thing the spinal disc requires is a constant flow of nutrients. When the nutrient flow to a spinal disc is interrupted, it stops the spinal disc’s self-regulating repair and maintenance properties. NSD Therapy® re-enables the self-regulatory mechanisms by increasing the blood flow to the disc. Increased blood flow allows the spinal disc to obtain the nutrients it needs for repair and maintenance.
What is the Most Common Cause of a Damaged Disc (Bulges or Protrusions)?
Slipped Disc (Slip Disc) is a layman’s term given to a host of spinal disc disorder that includes: disc bulge, disc herniation, disc protrusion, disc prolapse, and disc extrusion. Contrary to the common belief, a Slipped Disc (disc bulge, disc herniation, disc protrusion, disc prolapse or disc extrusion) is a progressive disorder, taking some time to surface and develop. For a disc to herniate or protrude (slip), there must be some degenerative changes present as healthy spinal discs do not “Slip” or herniate. In short, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD or Disc Degeneration) is the most common cause of disc herniation (slip disc, slipped disc or herniated disc).
Numerous published articles cite the mechanisms of disc degeneration, disc bulges, and disc herniation. The link to disc degeneration and a slipped disc is disc hydration and nutrition. Spinal discs are avascular structure, for it to survive: it must obtain the needed nutrients (blood flow) through the process of diffusion. Required nutrients such as oxygen, water, amino acids, and sugars are necessary to maintain the proper health of a spinal disc: if you wish to learn more how a disc gets damaged see it here.
Prevent Disc Herniation (Slipped Disc) By Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy
Diffusion is the process through which a spinal disc brings in the needed nutrients. The process of diffusion takes place across the vertebral endplate. The vertebral endplate is part of a spinal disc. A vertebral end-plate is about 1mm thick and situated above and below each vertebral disc.
For a spinal disc to stay healthy, it needs a non-acidic environment and plenty of nutrients. When the flow of nutrients to disc cells is interrupted, the spinal disc will dehydrate and starve. Spinal disc starvation and dehydration are known as “Disc Degenerations” or Degenerative Disc Disease.” Degenerative Disc Disease is the precursor to a Slipped Disc (Slip Disc). A Degenerated disc is a frail disc that will ultimately succumb to the daily stresses and herniate (slip).
Degenerative Disc Disease a Precursor to Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc)
According to researchers, a degenerative disc almost always results in a Slipped Disc, unless proper hydration and sufficient nutrient levels are re-established. Once a disc herniates, it compresses the sensitive fibers of the spinal cord or spinal nerves. Compression of these fibers can lead to the local or radiating pain of varying intensity. The most detrimental aspect of disc herniation (herniated disc) is not the pain caused by the compression, but rather a prolonged compression of the spinal cord or nerve.
The spinal cord and the spinal nerves are vascularized structures. Tiny vessels within the spinal cord and spinal nerve provide the nutrients needed for that nerve to function. When a nerve is compressed, it impedes the flow of nutrients or worse stops it altogether: leading to degeneration and possible necrosis (death of cells) of the nerves: causing life-long neurological impairments.
NSD Therapy® systems of care are developed using the latest published research, backed by advanced technology and rendered by a collaborative team of better Chiropractors and Physical Therapists (Physiotherapists). It is the most holistic, highly specialized and most effective non-surgical slip-disc treatment option. NSD Therapy® is the most effective spine therapy method in the world. If you want to cure the slipped disc, consider NSD Therapy®. A 100% cure for a disc disorder is not possible, but NSD Therapy® can help reduce pain and even assist your recovery better and faster when compared to other methods or systems of treatments. To learn more about the effectiveness of NSD Therapy® for a Disc Herniation, please go to this page.