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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Sciatica, Herniated Disc Patient Prevented From Surgery With Our Treatment - Case Study #102

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

A 55 year old Male presented to our clinic suffering with Back Pain and Sciatica.  His pains started a year before he came into our clinic and were getting worse.  When he started treatment with us his pain was at a 7 on a scale of one to ten (10 being the worst).  His pain started in his back and traveled down his leg.

Upon entering our clinic we scheduled an MRI.  The MRI revealed that the patient's Back Pain and Sciatica were caused by the following:

  1. Herniated Disc
  2. Degenerated Disc
  3. Bulging Disc
  4. Stenosis
  5. Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  6. Spondylolisthesis
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Topics: sciatica and treatment, sciatica exercises treatment, sciatica herniated disc, herniated disc rehabilitation, herniated discs

7 Symptoms of a Thoracic Herniated Disc

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Your thoracic vertebrae comprise the middle segment of the spine, where thoracic herniated discs may occur. These 12 vertebrae are located between the cervical (neck) area and the lumbar (lower back area). These upper back vertebrae run from the spot where the neck meets the back above the shoulder blade level and continue down to the bottom of the rib cage. The spinal bones are smaller in size at the top and grow larger down toward the lumbar area. These vertebrae have facets on the sides to interact with the ribs. A thoracic herniated disc may be caused by injury like a fall, strain or twist, or due to a cracked vertebra, a disc or discs weakened by aging, scar tissue or other causes.

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Topics: herniated disc, herniated disc treatment, herniated discs, herniated disc in back symptoms, thoracic spine herniated disc symptoms, herniated disc pain symptoms

What is the Cost of Herniated Disc Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Back problems are one of the most common medical conditions Americans face in their day to day lives. It keeps them from going to work, it prevents engagement in life-saving physical activity, and it causes an uptick in surgeries and medications that only cover up the problem. But is surgery for back pain really necessary? We tend to believe that the cost of herniated disc surgery has been inflated for the benefit of surgeons, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry rather than for those suffering with back pain.

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Topics: cost of herniated disc surgery, should i have surgery for herniated disc, herniated discs, surgery to repair herniated disc, failed back surgery, Risks of Back Surgery, herniated discs surgery

How to Prevent A Herniated Disc

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Learning how to prevent a herniated disc is important as you age, especially if you are involved in activities like weight lifting or you must lift heavy objects as part of your job. Being health conscious and taking precautionary steps to prevent injury will help you reduce your risk of a back sprain, strain or slipped disc.

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Topics: herniated disc, herniated disc treatment, herniated discs, how to prevent a herniated disc, do i have a herniated disc, how do you get a herniated disc

The Risks of Epidural Injections for Herniated Disc Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

An epidural is used to treat inflammation of a herniated disc by an injection of the steroid cortisone into the spine. Although your body creates cortisone naturally, the chemical in the injection is synthetically produced and its effects last for a number of days rather than minutes. Another difference is that while natural cortisone arrives through the bloodstream, the synthetic chemical enters directly to the inflamed area.

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Topics: herniated disc relief, herniated discs, back pain epidural side effects, epidurals for back pain, epidural herniated disc, epidural injections for herniated disc, Risks of Back Surgery

Symptoms of a Thoracic Herniated Disc

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Nothing good ever comes with back pain. It affects every part of life and leaves you depressed. Trying to self-medicate to cure a hurt back can exacerbate the problem as you mask the pain then cause further injury. Only a doctor can pinpoint the cause of your back pain because of the number of possible causes and similar symptoms.

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Topics: symptoms of a thoracic herniated disc, herniated disc pain relief, treatment of a herniated disc, treatments for herniated disc, herniated discs, herniated disc in back treatment, herniated disc in spine

Matthew Pregman - Relief From Sciatica and Herniated Discs

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 02:08 PM

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Topics: sciatica, herniated disc, Back Pain Story, sciatica relief, herniated discs, sciatica treatment, herniated disc non surgical treatment, relief from sciatica

What Natural Treatments Exist for Herniated Discs?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

The amount of suffering that you can experience from a herniated disc can range from slight discomfort to unbearable pain. Regardless of where you fall on the scale, the idea of surgery can often seem a bit intimidating. While in some cases, back surgery can be done using minimally invasive techniques, there is always a chance of something going terribly wrong. There is also a possibility that the surgery can wind up being ineffective. Fortunately, if you are either too afraid or not financially able to go through with such procedures, there are several natural alternatives that you can try instead.

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Topics: herniated disc, herniated discs, herbal remedies, exercise, Natural Treatment, natural alternatives

Herniated Discs & Bulging Discs In Neck Treatment – Chris Hallenberg

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 03:11 PM

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Topics: bulging discs in neck treatment, treatments for bulging disc in neck, cervical herniated disc pain, cervical herniated discs, herniated disc, neck pain, Functional Disc Rehydration, Back Pain Story, herniated discs, Bulging Discs, cervical spine bulging disc symptoms, herniated disc in the neck