Herniation

The discs between the spinal verterbrae of the lower back are often the primary cause of sciatica. The discs are composed of a spongiform ring of cartilage with a more gel-like center. These discs cushion the spine from compressive forces, but may be damaged by rotational movements, lifting and prolonged sitting. Herniation of a disc occurs when the center extrudes into the spinal canal, and compresses the nerve.

Each case is treated individually and thoroughly assessed to determine the most appropriate type of treatment which could include adjustments to the verterbrae, traction and muscle relaxation techniques. All of which will increase motion. The treatment is often combined with advice regarding lifting, working and excercises preventing future relapses. Why don’t you give us a call  and find out what we can do for you?