What do people need to know about spinal disc herniation?

A sedentary lifestyle, poor ecology and heredity can cause many serious diseases, in particular, a herniated disc. The risk group includes people from 25 to 50 years old, whose activities are associated with lifting weights and prolonged sitting in the office. The likelihood of developing the disease is especially high in those who suffer from osteochondrosis or have improper posture.

Symptoms of the disease may differ depending on in which part the hernia is localized. With a hernia of the lumbar spine, periodic pains of a dull nature first occur. They intensify with coughing, sneezing, playing sports. After some time, the pain intensifies, gives to the legs and thigh, the patient begins to feel numbness or tingling in the groin, toes, and the urogenital system is disrupted. A hernia in the cervical and thoracic regions at an early stage is characterized by aching pain that occurs with sudden movements. Then it intensifies, a headache appears, pressure surges, numbness in the fingers.

When a disc herniation is diagnosed , treatment can be carried out by operational or conservative methods. More preference is given to non-surgical methods, as their effectiveness is very high. Doctors can prescribe to the patient acupressure, hirudotherapy, acupuncture, homeosynatrium and even recommend alternative methods. If drug treatment does not help, it is combined with other non-surgical methods. Operating methods solve the problem radically: relief comes immediately after removing the hernia. But it has significant drawbacks: the spine can be injured, the risk of relapse is high.

In order to prevent the formation of a hernia, it is necessary to take care of the spine every day, form the correct posture, normalize nutrition and try to avoid pharmaceuticals without special indications.

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