Experiencing back disc pain is very common these days. Invertebral discs are spongy cushions that are present between each block like bones of your spine. These discs are helpful in shock absorption and allow movement of pivot points.
The disc has two parts, such as the elastic outer shell and jelly like substance, which are capable of handling any amount of pressure without any damage. But certain types of pressure can cause severe damage to the shell of the spine disc forcing it to push out its contents.
Symptoms of Back Disc Pain
When you have this medical condition, you will experience severe back pain that will appear all of a sudden. The pain usually goes away if you lie down for some time. But it would be intense when you cough, sneeze or move around.
Pain In The Nerve Root
Usually the nerve of the spinal cord is pressurized by a prolapsed sic, which would cause inflammation that leads to irritation. This will make you experience additional pain at the calf muscles, buttocks and foot along with the usual back pain.
Bowel And Urine Incontinence
This is a rare symptom of back disc pain. Due to this, you will not be able to pass urine or have regular bowel movement and along with this, there will be a numbness in the anal region. If you experience inability to urinate or have no or less bowel movements for more than a day, it is very serious situation. Seek immediate medical help if you experience any or all of these rare symptoms.
Weakness And Numbness
Another symptom of back disc pain is the pricky or needling sensation, numbness or weakness at various parts of the body, such as the buttocks, foot and leg. If you feel any numbness in any part of your body or any part of the body feels weak, don’t ignore. Go to the doctor at once.
Treatments For Back Disc Pain
There are two different types of treatments for back disc pain that help you ease the pain and gain more strength and confidence.
Anti Inflammatory Medicines
NSAIDS or anti inflammatory medicines would be prescribed to curb the pain at the back and to ease the inflammation in the spine. Your doctor will advise these medicines only for a specific period of time as over dose might lead to GI bleeding and stomach problems.
Exercises And Therapy
Strengthening your back muscles would be the main idea behind the treatment and you will be advised back strengthening exercises and therapy. This will ensure that weight of your body is equally distributed and would help you improve your posture.
Manual manipulation by professionals would offer good relief from pain and lifts off the pressure from the delicate neurological tissue. This will trigger various chemical reactions, which will release endorphin that offers easy movement and lowers the muscle tension. This is a natural pain killing method that helps you come out of this medical condition easily.
This treatment warms the area of the back disc that is suffering from the pain. This method encourages the blood flow in the affected area and offers good relief from muscle stiffness and promotes motion of joints.