Signs of intervertebral hernia
Signs of an intervertebral hernia are not specific, but an experienced doctor will determine its presence, and MRI, CT or NMR is performed to confirm the diagnosis. Note that hernias are formed on the background of osteochondrosis of the spine. This means that there are dystrophic changes in the vertebral disc as a result of the disruption of its nutrition and innervation, which reduces the distance between the vertebrae (osteochondrosis), the disc flattens and its depreciation properties deteriorate. The tapered disc does not withstand the increase in load, a rupture of the surface capsule occurs, and a part of the semi-liquid nucleus goes beyond its limits (bulges) in the form of a drop or a small ball. This is a herniated disc.
The intensity of the pain, which occurs due to compression of the nearby nerve root or spinal canal, depends on the size and location of the hernia. This pain is aggravated by exertion, movement, walking, or sitting for a long time, coughing, sneezing. The characteristic signs of intervertebral hernia of the lumbar spine are sharp pains that extend into the buttock, along the outer or back of the thigh to the heel, as well as numbness, crawling and tingling in the leg. These pains usually arise as a backache after awkward movement, weight lifting. Possible violations of the functions of the pelvic organs (urination, defecation and sexual functions).
In intervertebral hernia of the cervical spine, dizziness, blood pressure rises, and headaches are most common. For hernias of the thoracic region, the pains are shingles. In the area of the hernia, muscle tension is observed. Paramedian hernia of the intervertebral disc, as the most likely by anatomical location, is formed in most cases, less common is the middle or lateral (in the vertebral holes) location of the hernia. Hernia can be complicated by the loss of its parts in the spinal canal, swelling and inflammation of the surrounding tissue, impaired blood circulation. For example, if blood supply is disturbed, pain may suddenly go away, but paralysis of the muscles of the extensors of the foot will come.
How to cure intervertebral hernia?
To cure an intervertebral hernia, you need a strictly oriented treatment for exactly the diagnosis. Understand the numerous symptoms, loss of reflexes, dysfunction under the force of only a qualified doctor – a spine. Some patients mistakenly believe that relieved pain – healed.
Improper treatment of the intervertebral hernia or its absence leads to complications and serious problems in the future. Yes, you first need to remove pain. In the case of intense pain with intervertebral hernia, a blockage is performed that will relieve or reduce pain. Next, prescribe a complex treatment consisting of drug therapy, physiotherapy, RTI. Sometimes only surgery can help. A neurosurgeon who directs to an operation provides a strong case for its operation.
The entire period of treatment is recommended limiting loads and motor mode. In the case of an intervertebral hernia, it is prescribed to wear a special corset for 2-4 hours per day in order to reduce the load on the spine. Next, go to the belt weightlifter or elastic belt – to support the lower back during exercise. With the improvement of well-being prescribed exercise therapy.
Physical therapy for intervertebral hernia is necessary and obligatory, and another thing – it must be correct, prescribed by a doctor, taking into account the extent and localization of injuries. In many cases, exercise therapy is the main component of treatment. Very good results are obtained by the kinesitherapy method, which uses strength exercises with stretching. The combination of load and stretching allows you to quickly restore the muscles and ligaments, and at the same time protects the joints from damage. As a result of the exercises, the pain subsides, the mobility of the joints increases, the protrusions (hernia) of the vertebral discs gradually decrease and disappear.
I would like to answer the pessimists that modern medical methods can cure intervertebral hernia, say goodbye to it forever. And it does not depend on the doctors for its aggravation or the appearance of new hernias, but on the patient himself. If a person, having cured, did not make conclusions, did not change anything in his lifestyle – wait for a relapse.
119 comments to: “How to Cure Intervertebral Hernia Forever”
Good day. More than six months have passed since I learned that I have
In March 2016, I completed 1 course of manual therapy with creams: Troxevazin gel 2%, Voltaren Emulgeir gel 1%, Ketonal Gel
After the course, the numbness in the feet passed and the pain also almost disappeared. The second MRI was done on May 10, 2016. And it showed degenerative-dystrophic changes in the elements of the vertebral discs
On May 27, 2016, I started a new treatment, a course of injections in the spine + acupuncture, right after one such course I made my 3rd MRI, or rather June 30, 2016, and at the moment it was the last MRI that I did. It showed Extrusion L5-S1 middle dorsal paramedian on the left, 0.7 cm wide Spinal stenosis and clamping up to 0.45 cm of the dural sac. S1 influence root decline on the left side. L4-L5 dorsal protrusion semicircular crack cancellation intrastromal
All the neurosurgeons from the first day tell me to have surgery. I do not agree yet. I would like to hear your opinion about my situation. Is it true that I cannot do without surgery, or I can still hope for an improvement in my situation, and that the hernia will dissolve and release the dural bag and there will be no more pain.
Thanks in advance for your attention.
trina good day I believe that in your case, you can do without surgery, simply treat further and develop elasticity of ligaments and muscles with therapeutic exercises.
Lyudmila thank you very much for your opinion. Do you think swimming in the pool will allow me to develop elasticity
thanks again for your time
trina, have a nice day! Swimming is shown, it is recommended in such cases, but it DOESN’T CANCEL therapeutic gymnastics. In gymnastics there is no particular trick, patients mostly do it at home themselves,
Good afternoon, can you please give a link to therapeutic gymnastics, about which you
Trina, good afternoon! here is the link: http: //
it is possible in hospital an old man to be completely examined and if necessary it is treated as in a hospital I have a pinching of intervertebral hernia for 2 months in hospital explaining about how much it will cost and how it all will look
Gennady, have a nice day! Ask about the cost and tactics of treatment in a particular hospital where you are undergoing treatment or where you want to go. There is no single price. Such information can also be found on the website of each medical institution.
Good evening, my back hurt, I put in injections, combo-oops and myloxicam, now began to start mydocalm. 4 years ago, I had two protrusions of the lateral lateral L4L5 L5-S1 left protrusions. the leg is bigger than the back..the pain is so pulling, it seems that from the buttocks to the heel it aches .. can the protrusion give such pains .. and how is it treated?
Kamila, have a nice day! 4 years is a long time, everything could change. Your symptoms may indicate a pinching of the sciatic nerve; you need a clarifying examination or at least an examination by a neurologist. The treatment is correct, but in the expected case insufficient. Smooth pulling exercises are also needed (without twisting!). Protrusions and hernias can give similar pains if they are in the spine.
I have a hernia of C4 / C5, C5 / C6 discs with a size of 0.3 cm and more signs of non-nostenous atherosclerosis of the brachiocephalic arteries. Already 1.5 as constantly headache, nauseated and goosebumps running down the legs. The neurologist prescribed Mexidol 10 ampoules, Comp-Ligam-10, Sweetie-5 and Cavinton tablets. But there is no improvement head and it hurts. Now I do neurox. Tell me, maybe you need to do something else because the head hurts every day
I also forgot to add that I cannot do neck massage as I have a nodular goiter and there is a lipoma up to 1.1 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm across the back of the neck. Conclusion: Mr picture of degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Hernias of disks C4 / C5, C5 / C6.
Nina, have a nice day! In addition to the course of treatment, correct the lifestyle, that is, take measures against the further development of atherosclerosis. You can start with food – to reduce in the diet of heavy fats (animal and hydrogenated), and add Omega-3 (flaxseed oil in a salad); remove meat, fish and mushroom broths; add fiber and antioxidants to quickly remove toxins from the body and
Hello. I am 34 years old, I have started dizzy every day, I live like in a dream.
Olga, good afternoon! In any case, you need to start with a conservative treatment. It is also necessary additional examination,
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Anatoly, good afternoon But please tell me if the pains are gone completely or do you still worry sometimes? and you didn’t accidentally do an MRI again, after treatment with Karipain? Thank you very much in advance
Anatoly, have a nice day! Congratulations on the restoration of health! You are just a good fellow that stubbornly walked to the end! We wrote about the treatment with karipain earlier; this is a fairly well-known method. However, it is not always effective for severe pain, so it is customary to use it after the usual anti-inflammatory treatment. The second disadvantage is the price that is inaccessible to many patients. Unfortunately, for intervertebral hernias, long-term treatment is necessary, amid stubborn pain syndrome, many patients quickly give up and prefer surgeries just to get rid of pain.
Good day. In early April, I did an MRI, wrote that I had a posterior sequestration called a hernia of the L4-L5 disk, 5-6 mm oriented downwards. All left part hurts. It all started with the pain of the upper part of the left leg behind, then the pain was already at the bottom of the leg. I went to the doctor, prescribed medications and injections, drank a week for mydocalms, tarifas, neuralgia and dicloperl injections, a little relieved, the pain in the upper part of the leg went away. When I went, I didn’t hurt, I couldn’t sit and sleep almost, I could only sleep on my stomach and then for a couple of hours and no more. There were goosebumps in the foot. Then they changed injections for milgamma and neuromidine tablets, the pain returned, they resumed dicloberl injections for 3 days, the pain of the upper leg again disappeared. When I walk, everything is fine, as soon as I sit down or lie down, it hurts and pulls the lower part of my leg. A week ago I went to the doctor, he said that he was not helping and sent to neurosurgeons. Medicines and injections to drink stopped completely. Neurosurgeons all as one say about the operation. Advise, maybe even try to undergo treatment, maybe I was prescribed the wrong treatment? On the one hand, I am already set up for an operation, because I can’t live normally, on the other hand I don’t want an operation, because I read on the Internet that they don’t advise.
Tamara, have a nice day! I sympathize, persistent pains wear out. However, the sequestration is not resolved quickly, therefore it is impossible to regain good health by two courses for several days. Formally, the operation is indicated, but the trouble is that it will not cure, and for the time being it will relieve the pain. Anyway, you will have to be treated later, and also from the effects of the operation. That is the reality. You need determination and patience to get rid of the problem now, without surgery. JUST change drugs and conduct the next course, add other methods of treatment and MANDATORY – therapeutic exercises. It is impossible to say in advance exactly which drugs from the regimens used according to the standard – everything is individual here.
Hello! I do not know what to do or conservatively
Tick, good day! You are shown an operation, apparently you will have to do it. Especially if the treatment has no effect.
Good evening Lyudmila, please tell me how dangerous my diagnosis is. Today, another MRI of the lumbosacral region took place, and it turned out that I have a perineural cyst in L3 size
and a MRI of the thoracic section a week ago and I was diagnosed in a T8 hemangioma
and still in department T11- Schmorl hernia.
She did an MRI a year ago and all of this was gone.
Please help me how to act, I am very worried. Thank you very much in advance.
Good afternoon Lyudmila, please tell me if these spinal neoplasms are dangerous and should they be treated like that?
– I have a cyst sized
And also, what would you advise in my case, yesterday I measured the length of both legs, because I feel some discomfort when I walk, sit and stand. And it turned out that my right leg is shorter than the left on
And what can be the reason for the fact that I can not sit longer than 10 minutes, just some unpleasant feeling in the area just above the tailbone or somewhere there and in the lyashki (this is part of the buttocks but up to the knee) is more on the left as something like some kind of compactness and it hurts a little if I sit, not much, but it prevents me from sitting. I want to immediately get up. And another such question is, is there any kind of apparatus that will help to find out if I have muscle spasms or inflammation which can or can muscle atrophy or pinched nerves muscles? I passed a general blood test, as well as ESR ROE. All indicators are normal, only the lymphocyte index is 39 (with a norm from 17 to 37). As well as for the lumbosacral spine, the vertebrologist and the neuroscientist said that I do not have radicular syndrome. There are small protrusions L5-S1 and L4-L5 that do not even indicate the size. There is lumbar spondyloarthrosis (which other MRI scans didn’t show over the course of the year), is it possible that the disease started so quickly in 1 month or it was simply not detected before. and there is mild inflammation of the iliopacoural articulation. The doctor had a x-ray revoltologist and said that there was no need for treatment, and after about 2 months the doctor ordered another examinator, injected with 1 injection for the night of 6 days, and muscoflex 2 injection for only 5 days. He said that if there is inflammation, even the smallest, then it is still necessary to treat it. While I have not pricked them because there are side effects and besides, I have chronic gastritis – with a reflux disease (I don’t know if I wrote it correctly, because I haven’t found all these sores in my life … and here this year I cured an intervertebral lumbar hernia department, there was a whole bunch of other diseases), I wanted to consult with you before taking any medicines or injections.
thank you so much in advance
Trina, have a nice day! Answer your questions. What you have discovered is more likely not tumors, but manifestations of spinal disease. The cyst is most likely a vertebral hernia, possibly sequestered. The hemangioma in the thoracic region is an inflammatory seal with capillary bruising. Schmorl’s hernia is a type of vertebral hernia. Do I need to treat? – Yes, it is necessary, except for Schmorl’s hernia – it is congenital. The first treatment is hemangioma and the cause that caused it. Moreover, you have complaints about the spine. Spondyloarthrosis does not occur in a month, but has not been treated for a number of years – these are changes in the spinal column due to osteochondrosis. The distortion of the pelvic axis visually changes the proportions of the legs and gait. With a slight bias, you can align the pelvic axis with the help of daily isometric exercises, strengthening the muscular system. Muscle tone can be investigated with Doppler. However, you would feel spasms of skeletal muscles, atrophy would see. If you have cured a vertebral hernia, there is no guarantee against its new appearance in the same or another place. Alas, it is a fact.