Discectomy surgery is a procedure that is performed to remove a herniated or damaged disc in your spinal column. However, it’s often a last resort and can be avoided.
The gall bladder is the body’s bile storage area. Bile is used to break down fats during the digestion process.
When this organ malfunctions it can cause a host of problems, including back pain. Initially heartburn, indigestion, fever, and diarrhea are the symptoms, which eventually lead to pain that radiates through the abdomen and back.
A herniated disc happens when the cushions between your spinal column’s vertebrae (discs) become ruptured or dislocated. Think of your spine like a flexible straw. You can bend it and move it quite a lot. Eventually though it will crack at a weak spot, and render the straw useless to you. Your spine works much the same way. It wasn’t built to last forever, and as it degenerates, herniated discs are bound to happen.
Discectomy surgery involves going into the back and removing the damaged disc, and possibly replacing it with a prosthetic disc. This procedure comes with a fair amount of potential problems. It can lead to nerve damage, ongoing pain, problems with the anesthetic, infection and more. It also requires time off work, an overnight stay in the hospital, up to 3 weeks without driving and up to 3 months without lifting. If you have kids or grandkids, is that realistic for you? Imagine going 3 months without being able to pick your granddaughter up!
So, before you go under the knife, you may want to try a few techniques that have some surprising success rates.
Have you tried inversion therapy yet? Actually, 70% of people who gave this somewhat odd technique a turn – pardon the pun – were able to cancel their discectomy surgery. That’s a fair amount of people who found relief from their herniated disc. The technique involves getting strapped into a special piece of equipment called an inversion table. It then totally inverts your body, which helps gravity reduce pressure on your herniated disc, and realign your spinal column naturally.
Inversion therapy can be done by a physical therapist, or in the comfort of your own home. If you would like to try it at home, visit The Healthy Back Institute’s website at losethebackpain.com today. There you can search their wide selection of inversion tables, and even take advantage of their free shipping to the continental U.S.
Although acupuncture hasn’t found much wide success here in the U.S., it’s gaining popularity. After recent studies showed there is some solid validity in the technique when it comes to pain relief, particularly for back pain, people are becoming more accepting of it. The Chinese believe everyone has their own unique Chi, or energy. If this Chi is disrupted or becomes stagnant, physical ailments and pain result – like a herniated disc. The method of inserting dozens of thin needles into the skin surrounding the area is meant to stimulate the Chi and get it moving once again, thus relieving pain. Scientists don’t have a proven reason for why it works, but they do know it works for a lot of people.
The Healthy Back Institute offers these and many other suggestions for helping a herniated disc to heal without discectomy surgery. For more information, visit losethebackpain.com.
Written By: Updated: June 28,2011