What is a Slipped Disc?

by Annette Badowski

Posted on Friday 24th of October 2008

A slipped disc or disk, also called: Bulging disk, Compressed disk, herniated intervertebral disk, and ruptured disk. The term slipped disk is most often used by medical professionals, and refers to when the jelly-like nuclear tissue found between the vertebrae called "disks", is forced from the center of the adjoining bones, causing pain. These disks are protective shock-absorbing pads that cushion the areas between the 26 vertebrae of the spine and help to keep them in place. Although they do not actually "slip," a disk may split or rupture. The most frequently affected area is the low back, but any disc can slip, including the vertebra in the neck. If it presses on a nerve, it can bring on agonizing pain.

What are the symptoms of a Slipped Disc?

The symptoms depend on where the rupture occurred. In any case, the pain will be localized to the area, but can spread out to attached regions. For example, if a slipped disc occurred in the neck, numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the shoulder, neck, arm, or hand can occur. Likewise, a slipped disk that occurs in the lower back area will involve numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the buttocks, back, legs, or feet. If the numbness and tingling occurs around the anus or genitals or the back of each leg from the buttocks to the knee, this is often times called sciatica.

Most people recover will recover from slipped discs, but it can take quite some time. Treatments will include rest, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy and in some cases, surgery. Losing weight can help, too.

What are the causes of a Slipped Disc?

A slipped disc most often occurs when the circle of connective tissue degrades. This can causes a weakness in the vertebral disks, allowing the soft part to swell. A slipped disc in the lower back is most often seen between the ages of 30 and 50 while a disc slip of the cervical vertebrae around the neck is usually seen between the ages of 40 and 60. The major causes of a slipped disk include aging, improper lifting, and excessive strain. Sudden forceful trauma is a more rare cause. A fall or injury due to an auto accident can also cause them.

Will Painwave X4000 Help with Slipped Disc?

Yes! A slipped disc can be effectively treated using the Painwave X4000 system, which is a non-invasive, drug-free method of relief. Unlike TENS or other similar methods of pain relief, it does not ‘block’ pain signals to the brain, The Painwave X4000 just works in concert with the body’s own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem. This amazing technological wonder has no side effects, and can be easy to operate. Simply move the PainWave X400 gently over the surface of the skin in a small circular motion. After a short period of time, the Painwave X4000 stimulates improved circulation, cell activity and lymphatic movements. This is extremely beneficial in the relief of pain and other discomforts. In many cases, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate pain for good.

Note: The contents provided should not be used to obtain a self-diagnosis. If you believe you have a slipped disc, contact a medical professional immediately for diagnostic testing.

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