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|Low back pain with
disc prolapse and/or herniation |
writes, "I have been diagnosed with a marked protrusion of the L5-S1 ,a case
of discopathy.The pain comes and goes and has been going on for nearly three months.
Could you kindly put me in the right direction and advise me as to what can be
done to alleviate the pain and more importantly what could be the principal cause."
associated with disc prolapse can be associated with "hard neurological signs"
such as, one, loss of sensation (in contra-distinction to the numbness and tingling
known as paraesthesia, which is a "soft neurological sign" seen in many
conditions), or two, profound muscle weakness (not due to pain), and
Medication may help one cope with the pain but will not address the problem. Long term use of anti-inflammatory pain medication is not without harm.
There are many non-invasive treatment options, several of which are available at my practice and... I am now working with Zero Gravity Clinics offering chiropractic Spinal Decompression!
"Smaller-ticket" iems include: -
Trigenics is a new soft tissue therapy that utilises the wiring of the nervous system to instantly relax over-tense and painful muscles. Trigenics is an effective treatment for many chronic pains, including TMJ, neck, back, and foot pain.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that follows and facilitates the body's own subtle movements to release tensions and restrictions in muscles, connective tissue, the skull, and organs. I have seen gentle craniosacral "traction" alleviate pain and occasional produce dramatic miracles.
Chiropractic: "diversified" rotational adjustments are contraindicated as they may tend to exacerbate damage to the disc. However, sagittal Gonstead manipulation can reposition the problematic vertebra and take pressure off of the disc, and it is safer, the risk is less than with surgery.
I would suggest first trigenics, and acupuncture, and CranioSacral therapy, and
possibly sagittal Gonstead manipulation.
see also "Low Back Pain"