The disc herniation is the complete rupture of the fibrous ring of the intervertebral disc , which causes the nucleus pulposus to move to the spinal canal.. At the time of displacement can compress the nerve root and gives rise to pain in the lower extremities. Sciatica is a very frequent case.
From the age of thirty begins the degeneration of the disc and the vertebral body ( arthrosis ). Poor postural habits can increase up to 10 times the pressure the disc receives, and these two factors are what cause the disc to lose its cushioning function due to drying and loss of thickness. This cluster of causes favor repetitive hernia.
Risk factors of herniated disc
There is no single cause for the appearance of the herniated disc, but it is a cluster of factors that trigger a back pain and a process that leads to this hernia. Back pain is related to lifestyle and postural habits, and the mechanisms of production can overcome the resistance of the spinal tissues and lead to herniated disc.
The risk factors can be mechanical (traumatic, postural or gestural), visceral (chronic or acute), membranous or stress.
Osteopathic treatment of herniated disc
The best treatment for herniated disc is the preventive: adopt good postures, have good health habits, postural and regularly perform physical exercise.
Osteopathy helps to find the cause that caused the herniated disc, and treating the cause can eliminate the mechanical, visceral, membranous and biodynamic factors that have caused this injury. Not only helps to relieve pain and symptomatology , but through osteopathy we will try to restore the correct functioning of the whole body.