Why is the disc herniated?
Herniated discs gradually develop with repeated damages on the spine. Improper postures of manual lifting and carrying in our daily lives may induce a sudden increase in pressure on the spine. The outer layer of the discs can form tiny tears or cracks through which the thick gel inside may be forced out. It causes the disc to bulge or break open. Improper postures of sitting or wearing high heels or overweight are also largely attributable to herniated discs that one should avoid.
Spinal Decompression Treatment Principle
- Traction force can be applied to create a tiny vacuum environment for the vertebrae, which can further enhance blood circulation and the self-repair ability of the disc.
- Decompression treatment may be applied to treat pain symptoms caused by herniated discs through creating tiny space for the vertebrae and relieve the pressure of the spine.
- Repair damages in the spine and strengthen the muscles and ligament.
Symptoms and Conditions
In recent years, the problem of herniated discs is found more common among the younger generation. Patients may show the symptoms of:
- Low back pain
- Sciatic pain
- Muscle spasm and cramps in legs
- Numbness or tingling in legs
- Intermittent Claudication
- Urinary retention or incontinence or impotence