What is Disc Prolapse?
Disc prolapse, also known as disc herniation, occurs when an intervertebral disc rupture or when a disc is forced out of its natural position by an abnormal load. The condition causes pain due to the pressure placed on nerves. Modalities, Hands-on technique, cupping, moxibustion, and the condition can affect any one of the discs: cervical, or neck region; thoracic, or middle back; or lumbar, where the large nerves exit. This condition is most common in the lumbar spine. About 90% of people with disc prolapse experience symptoms in their lower back and leg.
Benefits of Physiotherapy in Disc Prolapse
The vast majority of disc prolapses can be treated with physiotherapy. Most disc prolapses heal in a 6 to the 8-week time frame and oftentimes surgery is not necessary. Physiotherapy can help relieve pain, alleviate disc pressure and increase mobility through a variety of treatments and an effective home exercise plan. These may include: 1) Active release techniques, 2) Massage therapy,
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