The Best Treatment for Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum
Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum is a common finding in patients with a herniated disc, protruded disc, prolapsed disc or extruded Disc (Slipped Disc or Slip Disc). Injury, poor posture and longstanding spine conditions are the leading cause of Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum. Hypertrophy of Ligament Flavum occurs when the micro or macro traumatic events cause thickening of this ligament. It can take years before repetitive trauma or minor injuries manifest as hypertrophy.
Most common cause of the hypertrophy (thickening) is neglect or ineffective treatments. The world’s best curative slip-disc treatment option is NSD Therapy®. It literally fixes damage to spinal disc issues that other methods cannot. in fact, it can retract and repair even a severe slip-disc and by doing so, it helps to initiate the body’s curative processes. Let us help you today.
Thickening of Ligamentum flavum (hypertrophy) can lead to varying degrees of symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, pain radiating down to the arms or legs, numbness, and tingling, inability to stand, walk or lift arms and even paralysis. Ligamentum Flavum is an elastic ligament.
Unlike the other ligaments, ligamentum flavum has a contractile ability. This contractile ability prevents excessive joint motion and protects joints from injury. Repetitive traumatic activities can injure this ligament. Scar tissue and adhesions form when injuries to this ligament go untreated. As a result, Ligamentum Flavumthickens, compressing the spinal cord. The Medical term for this thickening is hypertrophy of the Ligamentum Flavum.
Why is the Hypertrophied Ligamentum Flavum so Important?
In the adult spine, there are 25 moveable bones. The first vertebra is in the neck (C1), directly beneath the base of the skull. The last segment is the sacrum (tailbone) just below the waist. Spinal ligaments interconnect these 24 spinal segments. The two most important ligaments of the spine are:
- Spinal Discs
- Ligamentum Flavum
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Ligamentum flavum is a highly specialized spinal ligament. The clinical significance of Ligamentum Flavum is well known. But, yet most surgical and non-surgical centers fail to provide their patient with effective, targeted treatments promptly. A neglected or poorly treated injury of ligamentum flavum always leads to thickening better known as Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum.
Ligamentum flavum firmly attaches to the lamina of every spinal segment starting with the second vertebrae all the way down to the tailbone (C2 -S1). The “lamina” is the bony portion of vertebrae that form the back wall of the spinal canal. Ligamentum Flavum connects the vertebrae by firmly attaching to the front of each spinal segment (vertebrae).
Damaged Ligaments of Spine Can Complicate Recovery
Damage or injury of Ligamentum Flavum is a major concern as it can lead spinal disc issues of varying degrees and eventually be a cause of morbidity and disability. A sprained or a strained back is how most Ligamentum FLavum injuries are classified. Even the mildest sprain/strain can become critical, but many clinically challenged physician to dismiss a sprain/strain of Ligamentum Flavum. Some even tell patients that all will be okay in a couple of days.
Neglect or dismissal of a “Pulled Back Muscle” can be significant when involves the ligamentum flavum. For one thing, an injured ligamentum flavum will heal either through scar tissue or adhesions: leading to Hypertrophy or thickening.
Ligamentum Hypertrophy Results from A Minor Injury
Ligamentum flavum is perhaps the most clinically significant soft tissue in the spine. Below is just a reason that highlights its’ clinical significance:
- It provides a smooth protective barrier for the posterior Dural sac (Spinal Cord)
- Affects the intrinsic stability of the spine at each segment
- Controls spinal motion (movements)
Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum can take years to manifest. Early treatments of minor injuries can help avoid hypertrophy later. Aside from prevention, the means of care is to treat even the simplest and most minor spinal injury by getting care from clinical teams that possess skills and knowledge. Avoid the “pill-pushing doctors,” clinics and hospital who do little good, but more harm by neglecting to treat. In our opinion, the mildest sprain/strain of a spine needs appropriate care. Please understand that pills or medications do not constitute as care or treatments. Drugs do not treat, but hide the problem until it gets worse!
The best way forward is through physiotherapeutic treatments such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, specific stretching, targeted exercises, nutritional supplements and chiropractic care. Ligamentum flavum can result in significant hypertrophy as one gets older. To conclude this section, the simplest pulled back muscles should get proper care from a clinical team acutely aware of spinal disorders. We encourage all our patients and visitors to avoid the clinically challenged doctors or therapists.
How is a Ligamentum Damage is Diagnosed?
The ONLY means of identifying thickening of ligamentum flavum (hypertrophy) is through an MRI examination. MRI evaluation of ligamentum flavum is the only measurable means of evaluations. The average thickness of ligamentum flavum is about 2.5-3.4mm in a healthy adult’s spine. A thickness of 3.5mm or above is considered a hypertrophy (swollen). The thicker the ligament, the more serious the condition. Excessive thickening leads to canal stenosis and eventual loss of function. Disability and even paralysis are not uncommon in unattended or neglected thickening of ligamentum flavum.
NSD Therapy® can help Patients Diagnosed with Ligementum Damage
The Best of Clinical Chiropractors and physical therapists that render NSD Therapy® are trained to detect and treat a thickened Ligamentum Flavum. NSD Therapy® protocols and methods of care consider a host of diagnostic and patient characteristics that are too numerous to list here. Only the best of the clinically Advanced Doctor of Chiropractic and Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) are the ones chosen for our training programs. We take the time needed to train each of our clinical team members at a speed that is comfortable for them. However, we take our training and certification programs very seriously and will only allow those to join our teams once they have successfully completed tests and training programs.
It is not just the technology separates an NSD Therapy® center; it is the people behind the technology and the technology in front of our people. If you have been diagnosed with a hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum, you also have a slipped disc (slip disc or herniated disc) and osteoarthritis. Consider NSD Therapy® as your first option. It just might save your back. NSD Therapy® combines chiropractic, physical therapy, and specialized treatments via advanced technology.
The cost of being treated through the NSD Therapy® is not higher than the average costs incurred during a typical chiropractic or physiotherapy treatment. Why settle for less, when you can have the best non-surgical spine treatment option. Learn about posterior facet syndrome, another common type of spine disorders.