Herbal Home Remedies
Back, Ruptured Disk Connect Us on FB
Injuries
Abdominal Injury
Achilles Tendon
Ankle Bone Injury
Ankle Strain
Ankle Synovitis
Arm And Shoulder Tenosynovitis
Arm Contusion, Forearm
Arm Contusion, Radial Nerve
Arm Contusion, Upper Arm Injury
Arm Exostosis
Arm Fracture, Forearm
Arm Fracture, Humerus
Arm Strain, Biceps Injury
Arm Strain, Forearm
Arm Strain, Triceps
Arm Strain, Upper Arm
Back, Ruptured Disk Injury
Back Sprain, Lumbo Dorsal Region Injury
Back Sprain, Sacroiliac Region Injury
Back Strain, Dorsal or Thoracic Spine Region
Back Strain, Lumbar Spine Region
Bee Sting
Bladder or Urethra Injury
Breast Contusion
Breastbone Sprain
Burns
Buttock Contusion
Chest Muscle Strain
Collarbone Area Strain, Deltoid Muscle
Collarbone (Clavicle) Contusion
Collarbone Dislocation - Shoulder Joint
Collarbone Fracture, Outer End
Collarbone Fracture, Shaft Midportion
Corneal Abrasion
Dog Bites
Ear Injury
Elbow Bursitis, Radio-Humeral
Elbow Contusion, Ulnar Nerve
Elbow Contusion
Elbow Dislocation
Elbow Fracture, Coronoid Process
Elbow Fracture, Epicondyle
Elbow Fracture, Lower Humerus
Elbow Fracture, Radius
Elbow Fracture, Ulna
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Strain
Elbow Tendinitis or Epicondylitis
Eye Injury
Face Contusion
Snakebite
Spider Bites
Tick Bites
Health Tip

Home :: Back, Ruptured Disk

Back, Ruptured Disk

Alternative names :- Herniated Disk, Slipped Disk, Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

Sudden or gradual break in the spine. The supportive ligaments surrounding a spinal disk (a cushion separating bony spinal vertebrae).

BODY PARTS INVOLVED

Disks of the neck or lower spine are the most common sites especially between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae.

Causes

Weakening and rupture of the disk material, creating pressure on nearby spinal nerves. Rupture of the disk is caused by sudden injury or chronic stress, such as from constant lifting or obesity.

Signs & Symptoms

In the lower back:

  • Severe pain in the low back or in the back of one leg, buttock or foot (sciatica). Pain usually affects one side and woresens with movement, coughing, sneezing, lifting or staining.
  • Weakness, numbness or muscular wasting of affected leg.

In the neck

  • Pain in the neck , shoulder or down one arm pain worsens with movement.
  • Weakness, numbness or muscular wasting of affected arm.

Treatment

Follow your doctor's instructions. These instructions are supplemental.

Apply ice packs to the painful area during the first 72 hours and occasionally thereafter, if they provide relief. Alternately, try to relieve pain with a heat lamp, hot showers, hot baths, warm compresses or a heating pad.

Home Diet

No special diet. Increase consumption of dietary fiber and drink at least 8 glasses of fluid a day to prevent constipation or fecal impaction due to decreased physical activity during treatment.

Prevention
  • Practice proper posture when lifting.
  • Exercise regularly to maintain good muscle tone.
  • If previously injured, avoid any vigorous physical activity that requires twisting of the body under uncontrollable conditions.

back to injuries section


Home Remedies || Health Care Blog || Herbal Salves || Herbal Tonics || Herbs || Contact us || Vitamins || Minerals ||

(c)Copyright Best-home-remedies.com. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer : All information on Best-Home-Remedies.com is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site.