Slipped disc and pinched nerve recovery

Spinal manipulation therapy

Produce beneficial effects on the intervertebral disc in the spine and significantly decrease the symptoms of a slipped disc and sciatica.

Markedly increase range of motion of the spine and improved posture and spinal proprioception. Decrease muscle weakness and muscle spasms in the presence and absence of pain. Increase muscle strength and enhance motor programing and control  and learning task performance , in addition to neural mechanisms at higher brain areas.

Produce immediate relieve of, and significantly decrease acute and chronic neck pain and back pain, as well as reduce pain by neural mechanisms at higher brain areas. Spinal manipulation can stimulate type I-III nerve endings including mechanoreceptors and proprioceptive nerve endings, and inhibit nociceptive nerve endings or known as pain receptors in the facet joint capsular tissues and subsequently substantially reduce pain by way of the gate theory of pain and supraspinal and descending pain modulation mechanisms.

Decrease peripheral and central sensitization, increase lowered pain threshold  and reduce increased sensitivity to pain.

Spinal manipulation versus analgesic medications (pain killers) may be more effective in the treatment of muscle-joint pain and disorders with less side-effects than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Cryostim therapy

Cryostimulation can significantly decrease pain and improve functional outcomes individuals with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) confirmed herniation intervertebral disc. The cryostimulation may allow more movement to take place in the inflamed and painful joint and spine, resulting in increased muscle flexibility and range of motion, increased active muscle power and enhanced and facilitated physical therapy and rehabilitation. The aberrant inflammatory process and the possible formation of oedema and subsequent arthrogenic muscle inhbition are attenuated and  protein degradation is limited.

Cryostimulation substantially decrease the frequency and degree of pain perception and the use of pain killers, as well as improve the range of physical activity and well-being in osteoarthritis of the spine. The beneficial effects of cryostimulation seen in sciatica and ankylosing spondylitis, have been confirmed by means of thermovision.

New exciting research show that cold stress may, in addition to producing a neuroprotective effect, enhance nerve injury recovery and regeneration by way of including up-regulation of cold shock proteins RBM3 (RNA binding motif 3). Local cryostimulation cause tissue ischemia below detrimental levels and the  nerve conduction velocity of pain fibres.

Produce beneficial effects on the intervertebral disc in the spine and significantly decrease the symptoms of a slipped disc

Markedly increase range of motion of the spine and improved posture and spinal proprioception. Decrease muscle weakness and muscle spasms in the presence and absence of pain.Increase muscle strength and enhance motor programing and control  and learning task performance , in addition to neural mechanisms at higher brain areas.

Produce immediate relieve of, and significantly decrease acute and chronic neck pain and back pain, as well as reduce pain by neural mechanisms at higher brain areas. Spinal manipulation can stimulate type I-III nerve endings including mechanoreceptors and proprioceptive nerve endings, and inhibit nociceptive nerve endings or known as pain receptors in the facet joint capsular tissues and subsequently substantially reduce pain by way of the gate theory of pain and supraspinal and descending pain modulation mechanisms.

Decrease peripheral and central sensitization , increase lowered pain threshold  and reduce increased sensitivity to pain.

Spinal manipulation versus analgesic medications (pain killers) may be more effective in the treatment of muscle-joint pain and disorders with less side-effects than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Shockwave therapy

 

Exciting new research has shown that Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a novel treatment for peripheral nerve injury and can produce a neuroprotective effect and accelerate neural tissue healing. ESWT can be used as a safe and effective treatment for relieving pain and disability in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome

ESWT induce chondrogenesis: promote and enhance the formation of new cartilage in joints, and healing and repair of injured cartilage tissue by way of inducing angiogenesis in the surrounding vascularized articular tissues and promoting chondrocyte proliferation, migration and regeneration, migration and regeneration.  A slipped disc is a joint in the spine with cartilage. ESWT has been shown to significantly relief pain, improve spinal range of motion and decrease disability in individuals suffering from degeneration or arthritis of the spine, an unavoidable consequence of aging of the human body, and a common cause of neck, back, and referred arm and leg pain.

Current issues regarding slipped disc and pinched nerve

The incidence of a slipped disc is alarming increasing in young healthy active individuals and athletes. Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is the most common reason for common reason for working age individuals to undergo lumbar spine surgery. A slipped disc can lead to excruciating referred leg and arm pain.

Injured and damaged neural tissue recovers very slowly and is often incomplete. Recent studies have shown that angiogenesis plays a critical role in neural tissue healing and recovery. Despite the ubiquitous nature of peripheral entrapment neuropathies, they are underdiagnosed, underreported and sometimes not properly managed, especially in developing countries.

It is important for athletes and the active individual to note and understand that joint dysfunction can cause significant weakness of its associated muscles through an ongoing inhibition that prevents the weak muscle from being fully activated, a phenomenon known as arthrogenic muscle inhibition.

The inability to move efficiently as well as the nerve and muscle-joint pain itself. manifest as a complex biopsychosocial issue. Musculoskeletal disorders may severely affect a human’s expectations of self-efficacy, that is a human being’s belief in their own ability to complete tasks and reach goals as it is associated with detrimental changes in mood, sleep, coping abilities and lower financial income. In this day and age chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders as well as the debilitating nature of these pain disorders are becoming a major health issue in relation to increased and chronic pharmaceutical usage resulting from the alarming consequential unwanted pharmaceutical adverse effects. The development of adjunct therapies in order to spare pharmaceutical doses is a pivotal key factor in the treatment of these dire pain disorders and overuse injuries.

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