A ruptured or herniated disk is when the center of the disk (nucleus) pushes through the outer layer and presses against the nerves. This can cause back pain that may radiate down legs as well. If surgery is not required as treatment for a ruptured disk, then Physical Therapy is prescribed by the Physician.
A ruptured or herniated disk can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness down legs or arms depending on the location of the disk affected. This happens when the center of the disk pushes through the tough outer layer at a weak spot and causes compression against the spinal nerves.
Once Physical Therapy is initiated,
Let’s discuss the anatomy of the spine to learn more about a herniated disk.
The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, each with a disk in between to act as a cushion or a shock absorber and to prevent the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. The outer layer of a disk is called the annulus which is a tough fibrous tissue that attaches between each vertebra.
Jerri Neeley and her husband, John, have both been patients at our Shelbyville clinic. Unfortunately, Jerri has three bulging disks in her neck that become aggravated at least once a year which causes extreme pain and TMJ from grinding her teeth at night through the pain. It also causes her ear, neck, and shoulder pain,
Scoliosis is a non-curable disorder of the spine. There may be one or two additional curves in the spine that form a C shape or an S shape. Depending on the severity and the type of scoliosis, you may need surgery and must consult with Physician. Physical therapy is a good treatment to improve proper movement patterns,
Scoliosis is a disorder causing an abnormal curve in the spine. When looking at the front or the back of the spine, it should appear straight. With scoliosis there are additional curves in the spine that will appear to be a C shape or S shape. The cause is unknown and occurs more often in females rather than males.
Maria Lovvorn has had scoliosis since she was a child. It has never been treated and while it has not kept her from many of her previous activities, she was always just pushing through in discomfort. Over the years, the discomfort has now turned to pain and has progressed to the point that she needed major relief.
Scoliosis is a diagnosis referring to the lateral curvature of the spine seen most often in the thoracic or lumbar region. The lateral curvature can be accompanied by a rotational abnormality. A diagnosis can be idiopathic, secondary to a congenital deformity, secondary to pain, or secondary to degeneration.
Scoliosis can be either static (structural) or dynamic (non-structural).
Jerry Ober was diagnosed with a ruptured disc causing his spine to become unstable between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. He had been challenged with back problems for many years, not being able to stand, walk, sit, or do activities that he used to do without pain. It also had left him with an uncomfortable gait in his left leg for some time.
“The staff at Elite has been wonderful. Everyone has been super friendly and knowledgeable. They listened to me tell about my injury and came up with a plan that worked, all while making sure I was not uncomfortable with any exercises I was given! I would highly recommend Elite Physical Therapy to friends,