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Best Herniated Disc Treatment without Surgery in Los Angeles

Do you have a herniated disc? 

  1. Do you have sudden intense low back pain after bending forward?
  2.  Pain down the back of the leg that gets worse when you bend forward?
  3. Pain is worse first thing in the morning?
  4. Lower back pain with sitting?
  5. Lower back pain when getting out of a chair?
  6. Doctor order an MRI? Finding of bulge disc, slipped disc or degenerative disc disease?

These are the most common symptoms associate with lower back pain that’s specifically associated with a herniated disc, slipped disc, bulging discs, ruptured disc.

Picture of a Herniated Lumbar disc causing low back pain
Picture of a Herniated Lumbar disc causing low back pain

Don’t worry! It’s the most common source of low back pain that causes someone to seek medical advice according to biomechanics expert Micheal Adams. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8101768_The_Biomechanics_of_Back_Pain.

The United States (US) spends $87.6 Billion annually on lower back pain and neck pain according the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2594716

Picture of a money symbol indicating the cost of Low back pain
Low back pain is expensive!

Don’t Worry!!! Does a herniation lumbar disc heal? YES, It does and responds to conservative therapy with a highly skilled Chiropractor or Physical Therapist in Los Angeles.

What is a Herniated Disc?

A Herniated disc is a painful condition that occurs when in inner 1/3 of the lumbar disc known as the nucleus pulposus is forced through cracks in the hard outer 2/3 known as the annulus fibrosis of the invertebrate disc. This inner 1/3 that’s a jelly like substance is pushed through those recently created cracks in the disc with particular movements such as bending forward. This explains why you have lower back pain with bending forward, pain with sitting and difficulty tying your shoes.

Diagnosis of Herniated Disc in Los Angeles?

Method of diagnosis is determined by history, exam findings and special tests such as MRI and CT scans. Word to the wise, a Exceptional Chiropractor or Physical therapist shouldn’t need an MRI to confirm a diagnosis of a herniated disc. An in depth physical exam is much more accurate. I will The false positive rate of MRI is very high!  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25430861 .

I’ll do an entire blog post on the accuracy of lumbar disc MRI in the future.

Relieving Position for patients with lower back pain from disc bulge, slipped disc and herniations
Relieving Position for patients with lower back pain from disc bulge, slipped disc and herniations

Symptoms of Disc bulges, Slipped disc and Herniation

  1. Lower back and pain in buttocks that shoots down legs.
  2. Numbness and tingling in one leg. This is usually the same leg that has pain in the buttocks that shoots down the leg. Numbness occurs in the morning and while sitting.
  3. Muscle weakness in legs.
  4. Heel pain that often confused for Plantar Fasciitis

Remember, Herniated discs can be treated without surgery if patient see a highly trained Physical Therapist or Chiropractor.  

Best Treatment for Slipped disc, bulge disc and herniation

As discussed early the inner 1/3 of the disc is forced through fissure in the annulus fibrosis (outer 2/3) and creates pain when bending over, sitting and first thing in the morning. Buttocks pain with shooting pain into leg can also occur.

This all occurs because the humans in sedentary society, tend to move from the spine rather than the hips.

Pain with Bending Over?

Patient has pain in back while bending over
Patient has pain in back while bending over

If repetitively bending forward causes pain then a powerful treatment consideration to spend some time moving in the opposite direction. There is an entire field of study associated with repetitive end range loading joint into a position opposite of the painful motion known as Mckenzie method (MDT)  http://www.mckenzieinstitute.org/. Dr. Dean is training in this approach among many others to help you deal with your low back. This approach helps “Seal up the cracks” in the outer disc and begin the healing process.

Mckenzie Method of Treating Painful Lower back pain from Slipped Disc.

This Exercise above may relieve low back pain and Herniated Disc by Robert Mckenzie (MDT)
This Exercise above may relieve Low back pain and Herniated Disc by Robert Mckenzie (MDT)

So next time you search, “Chiropractor near me” click on my name Dr. Justin Dean.   You can see my yelp reviews by searching Best Chiropractor near Valley Village

Comments (6)

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This is exactly how Dr. Dean treated my herniated disc! Thanks for this resource !

Great that you’re still feeling better and back doing the things you love!

So how many of the prone press up exercises should i do in a day?

A general rule of thumb is to do 150-200 repetitions per day. This is assumed that it doesn’t make pain worse or make the pain travel farther down the leg. You should of course consult a medical professional prior to trying to self treat any painful condition at home.

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