When a tear occurs in the outer ring of an intervertebral disc, the inside section may bulge outward pinching nerves or even the spinal cord. The effects range from irritation and tingling to severe pain, often manifesting as sciatica. Although disc herniations are usually caused as a result of degenerative process off aging, high impacts, injury or even a sedentary lifestyle may exacerbate conditions.
Losing weight to relieve pressure, physical therapy or spinal manipulation by a chiropractor are common noninvasive solutions. Non steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs can mitigate pain as well as corticosteroid injections. Surgery, while an option, is used typically for extreme levels of pain. PRP treatments are used alongside these common therapies to enhance efficacy.
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