When you make inclined movements, just go or eat something to pick up, you always use the lumbar spine. He, in turn, as a staunch tin soldier, is ready to take on any given loads. But at the same time, even the lumbar department needs care, prevention and treatment in cases of illness.
The most frequent disease of the lumbar region according to statistical data is a hernia. It leads to the majority of inflammatory processes of this department of the spine. There is nothing terrible in the presence of the disease itself, its consequences can be bad for you in case of untimely or unsuitable treatment. In order to understand the processes of treatment of the intervertebral hernia of the lumbar spine, it is necessary to determine what exactly this disease is. Knowing the causes, symptoms and consequences, you will be much easier to fight this disease or prevent its occurrence at all.
What is a hernia?
The hernia of the spine is “bumps” or so-called convex formations in the region of the lumbar spine. They appear as a result of the fact that the intervertebral disc is displaced from its place, or its integrity is violated. The disc itself consists of two balls. First – the outer ball is solid and solid. The second one is inner, soft and jelly-like. When the integrity of the outer sphere is broken, the inner layer partially seeps outward, forming those “cones” that disrupt the work and functionality of not only the nervous system, but also cause a lot of inflammatory processes.
Treatment of a hernia
Methods of treating vertebral hernias are many, but they are in turn divided into two main groups:
Surgical treatment involves carrying out operations (sometimes they will need several);
The course of special exercises and procedures is a set of procedures aimed at the correct distribution of loads throughout the spine.
One of the main directions without surgical treatment of hernias is manual therapy – this is a very effective way to restore the spine from the presence of hernias at an early stage of the disease. Also, with the help of this method, specialists successfully correct spine defects in the displacement, loss or fall of individual vertebrae.
As for the surgical intervention, with such diseases, surgical treatment is prescribed very rarely and only at the last stages of the disease itself.