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Pain in acute myocardial infarction (rear)

Pain in acute myocardial infarction (rear) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BecomePainFree.com is an established Medical Group in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston TX. specializing in pain management doctors.  Our physicians in our group utilize a variety of medically proven techniques and therapies to address the medical concerns of our patients, and assist in pain control and management.

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We at the BecomePainFree.com believe that the patient’s comfort is and always should be the number one concern!  If you are in pain we will see you today Our physicians in our group offer comprehensive treatment options, ranging in scope from diagnostic, homeopathic, therapeutic,  chiropractic, Pain injections, surgery, neurology,  pharmaceuticals and pain pills.  We work closely with our patients and take their needs and desires into consideration during the course of evaluation, counseling and treatment services.

Everyone experiences some sort of pain at one point or another during the time of there life. It’s often an indication that something is wrong with your health.

Each individual person is the best judge of his or her own pain. Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant pains.

What Is Acute Pain or Chronic Pain?

Acute pain normally begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body system. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, such as:

Acute pain may be mild and last just a moment or so, or it may be severe and last for weeks or months even years. In most cases, acute pain does not last longer than six months and it disappears when the underlying cause of pain has been treated or has healed. Unrelieved acute pain, however, may lead to chronic pain.

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January 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Spine Pain, Back Pain. Spine Surgery, Back Surgery, Pain, Herniated Disc

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Stages of Spinal Disc Herniation

Stages of Spinal Disc Herniation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A disc herniation is a common cause of neck and low back pain.  Terms to describe these disc problems include bulging, ruptured, slipped, or extruded areas.  Sometimes a disc herniation occurs spontaneously or incidental to injury, repetitive movements, or degenerative disc disease.

The intervertebral discs serve as your spine’s many shock absorbers.  Each disc is composed of a sturdy tire-like annulus fibrosis that encases a gel-like interior called the nucleus pulposus area.  Endplates anchor each disc in place between any two vertebral bodies.

Growing older can cause these issues; trauma, injury, smoking, poor diet, being overweight, and wear and tear can alter disc strength, resiliency and structural integrity.

Now what happens?

The annulus fibrosis—the protective band of the tissue protecting the nucleus pulposus—cracks, tears, or breaks wide open.  This allows some of the gel-like nuclear material to ooze outside the disc space.  A bulging disc—the nucleus pulposus remains contained within the disc—may be a precursor to herniation.  Escaping disc matter may cause:

Symptoms

Your pain is the foremost symptom of a herniated disc.  The disc material, and potential loss of disc height, compresses the spinal nerves, cord and/or canal.  Furthermore, within the escaping disc matter is a chemical irritant that causes nerve inflammation and pain.  Neck, spine or back pain may spread into your arms or legs and shoot down pain.  Cervical radiculopathy and sciatica (lumbar) are examples.

Cervical Disc Herniation Lumbar Disc Herniation
Neck pain, mild to intense Low back pain, mild to intense
Upper extremity pain, weakness Buttock, leg pain and/or weakness
Hand clumsiness Difficult and painful to walk, stand, bend forward, backwards, side-to-side
Movement increases pain Movement increases pain
Neck, Shoulders, Arms, Hands Low Back, Buttocks, Legs
Sensations: burning, tingling, numbness, pins and needles Sensations: burning, tingling, numbness, pins and needles
Rare, bladder and bowel dysfunction Rare, bladder and bowel dysfunction
English: CT scan image of lumbar disc herniation

English: CT scan image of lumbar disc herniation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The accurate diagnosis

Consult an expert, especially if neck or back pain develops suddenly, quickly worsens, or you have a pre-existing spinal disorder.  An accurate diagnosis is essential to an effective and successful treatment plan.

Your medical history and physical and neurological examinations are very important the all surgeons and pain doctors.  You and your doctor discuss your symptoms, when they developed, and treatments tried etc.  The doctor tests your reflexes and evaluates you for muscle weakness, loss of feeling, and signs of neurological injury.

Diagnostic tests may help the doctor confirm which disc (or discs) is damaged.  A simple spinal x-ray or C.T. can show collapsed disc space.  CT and MRI are sensitive imaging tools that detail bone, disc and nerve structures.

Many treatment options

Non-surgical treatment often helps to relieve any pain and symptoms.  Your doctor may combine two or more therapies to maximize the success of your treatment.

Non-surgical treatments

When your surgeon may discuss surgical treatment

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