Diagnosed With a Herniated Disc? Get the facts on what really causes it and how to get relief

Diagnosed With a Herniated Disc? Get the facts on what really causes it and how to get relief

What is a herniated disc?

You’ve probably heard people say they have a “slipped” or “ruptured” disc in the back. Sometimes they complain that their back “went out”. What they’re most likely describing is a herniated disc. This condition is a common source of back and leg pain.

Discs are soft cushions found between the vertebrae that make up the spinal column (your backbone). In the middle of the spinal column is the spinal canal, a hollow space that contains the spinal cord. The nerves that supply the arms, leg, and torso come from the spinal cord. The nerves from the neck supply the arms and hands, and the nerves from the low back supply the butt and legs. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to move freely and act like shock absorbers.

The disc is made up of two main sections. The outer part (the annulus) is made up of tough cartilage that is comprised of series of rings. The center of the disc is a jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus. A disc herniates or ruptures when part of the jelly center pushes through the outer wall of the disc into the spinal canal, and puts pressure on the nerves. A disc bulge is when the jelly substance pushes the outer wall but doesn’t completely go through the wall.

What do you feel?

Low back pain will affect four out of five people during their lifetime. The most common symptom of a herniated disc is “sciatica”. Sciatica is best described as a sharp, often shooting pain that begins in the buttocks and goes down the back of one leg. This is most often caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that exits the spinal cord. Other symptoms include:

• Weakness in one leg or both legs
• Numbness and tingling in one leg (pins & needles)
• A burning pain centered in the low back
• Loss of bladder or bowel control (seek medical attention immediately)
• Back pain with gradually increasing leg pain.

(If you have weakness in both legs. Seek immediate attention.)

How do you know you have a herniated disc?

Your medical history is key to a proper diagnosis. A physical examination can usually determine which nerve roots are affected (and how seriously). A simple x-ray may show evidence of disc or degenerative spine changes. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is usually the best option (most expensive) to determine which disc has herniated.

Why do discs herniate?

Discs are primarily composed of water. As we become older (after the age of 30), the water content decreases, so the discs begin to shrink and lose their shape. When the disc becomes smaller the space between the vertebrae decreases and become narrower. Also, as the disc loses water content the disc itself becomes less flexible.

While aging, excess weight, improper lifting and the decrease in water in the discs all contribute to the breaking down of discs, the primary cause of a herniation or bluge is uneven compression and torsion that’s placed on the discs.

This uneven pressure is caused by imbalances in muscles that pull the spine out of it’s normal position and then your body is forced to function in what I call a physical dysfunction. Every human being develops these dysfunctions over time and eventually they cause enough damage to create pain.

The best treatment options

When it comes to treating a herniated disc, there are traditional treatments such as ice/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications and even surgery. While these may deliver some relief, it will usually be temporary if at all.

But the major problem with these traditional treatments is that they can’t fix or heal a herniated disc as they do not address the actual cause of the problem. For example, even if you were to have a surgery and get some pain relief, the fact is the dysfunctions that caused the disc to herniated in the first place are still there and if not addressed, they will continue to place uneven pressure and strain on the discs and sooner or later you will likely have another problem with that disc, or others.

Without identifying and addressing the underlying cause of the problem, which is the physical dysfunctions caused by imbalances in muscles, you will likely continue to suffer with this condition and the continuous flare ups for years.

Unfortunately, most doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists don’t spend time or focus on identifying the physical dysfunctions that are responsible for the condition so most people end up jumping from one useless traditional treatment to the next and suffer for months or years unnecessarily.

If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, or are wondering if your back pain may be caused by a herniated disc, either way you must identify and address the physical dysfunctions that are causing your pain.

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Looking After Your Dog, Part Nine – Dog Grooming

Looking After Your Dog, Part Nine – Dog Grooming

The phrase “dog grooming” conjures up an image of expensive salons for pets. It’s true that your pet does not need fancy haircuts, expensive baths or oil treatments. But shunning away the idea of dog grooming is akin to handling your pet with shortsightedness. Your pet’s appearance is a mirror to its overall health and wellbeing. Lack of grooming may lead to major health problems. Dog groomers ensure that your dog not only looks good but feels good as well.

Professional dog groomers suggest basic grooming for eyes, ears, teeth, face, tummy, skin, feet and nails, and coat should be done regularly.

Appropriate eye care entails regular cleansing. Your dog’s eyes should be bright, lustrous and clean. You must ensure that there are no signs of redness or excessive discharge. There is likely to be periodic buildup in the dog’s eye, which must be wiped out with a clean, damp cloth. However, if the discharge is thick or mucous-like, you must consult a veterinarian.

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Ear care is also an important aspect of dog grooming. Moisture and dirt buildup inside the pet’s ear is a breeding ground for bacteria. You should trim ear hair and wipe with a clean cloth, thereby ensuring that the ear is kept dry. Any buildup of wax in the ear must be treated immediately, lest an infection sets in. The veterinarian would typically employ a solution to dissolve the ear wax and then cleanse it using a cloth or Q-tip.

Dental hygiene is equally important for your dog as it is for you. Plaque and tartar buildup causes gum disease. It is a common misconception that a balanced diet can prevent gum diseases or other teeth related problems. Cleaning the teeth and gums is highly essential for proper dental care. Dog groomers clean a pet’s teeth and gums in order to prevent unnecessary plaque buildup.

Dog groomers stress on brushing a dog’s coat on a weekly basis. A thick and matted coat encourages bacterial infection and other diseases of the skin, and hence it is all more necessary to keep your dog’s coat clean. Stroking with a soft brush gets rid of dead hair, dander and dirt.

As every dog groomer would suggest, trim your dog’s nails at least once a month. It is a misconception that long hair between the toes would keep your dog’s feet warm in winters. Instead it would collect dirt and grime, and may encourage infection. Therefore, keep the hair trimmed at all times.

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Sciatica – The Cause And The Cure

Sciatica – The Cause And The Cure

What it is
Sciatica is the name people give to a pain in the buttock, leg or foot brought on as a direct result of some form of irritation to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs all the way from the lower back splitting at the base of the spine and terminating in the foot.
The discs which cushion the vertebrae in the lower back become progressively thinner and harder as we get older. This stresses the lower back and often causes a variety of lower back pain disorders, including sciatica.
Sciatica is usually caused by a prolapsed or ‘slipped’ disc bulging and pressing on to a nerve. It doesn’t usually cause permanent nerve damage since the spinal cord is not present in the lower part of the spine and a prolapsed or herniated disc in this area does not pose a risk of paralysis.
The cause
The most common cause of sciatica is a prolapsed (slipped) disc, pinched nerves or some form of arthritis. It usually starts with back pain which sometimes improves only to be followed by hamstring or calf pain. It may also include numbness in the toes depending on which branch of the sciatic nerve is irritated.
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve. The piriformis muscle is a small muscle behind the gluteus maximus. Piriformis syndrome is most common among women, runners and walkers.
Spinal stenosis is the name given to the narrowing of the nerve channel (vertebral canal) of the spine. This narrowing causes compression of either the spinal cord within the vertebral canal, or the nerve roots that exit the spinal cord. People with spinal stenosis experience sciatic pain symptoms in the legs and feet. It usually results from degenerative arthritis causing a narrowing of the spaces in the vertebral canal. Manual workers are more prone to developing symptoms of spinal stenosis but it seldom affects people under 30 years of age – unless it is due to traumatic injury to the vertebrae.
The spine is made up of a series of connected bones called “vertebrae.” Spondylolisthesis or isthmic spondylolisthesis occurs when a cracked vertebra slips over the vertebra below it. Poor posture and curvature of the back or weak abdominal muscles can contribute to this slippage, which can press on the nerve. The presence of this spondylolysis usually does not represent a dangerous condition in the adult and most treatments concentrate on pain relief and increasing the patient’s ability to function.
The Cure
Some cases of sciatica which result from inflammation get better with time and heal themselves perhaps within six weeks to three months.
Recent studies have shown that bed rest is not necessarily the best way to treat sciatica. It is better to remain active, starting off with some gentle stretching and exercise. Swimming is particularly useful, as it is not a weight bearing exercise. The good news is that herniated spinal discs usually do heal on their own, given time.
There are many different treatments for sciatica and it is important to discuss these with your health practitioner. Accurate diagnosis to determine the exact cause of sciatic pain is also equally important. The most conclusive diagnosis is usually gained by a having an MRI scan. However having said that skilled medical practitioners, and I include Osteopaths and Chiropractors, are often able to determine the suspected cause by carrying out a physical examination
Stretching and exercising are a must if you really want to progress along the road to rehabilitation and if you are in extreme pain this is probably the last thing you will contemplate doing.
Since getting mobile and becoming flexible is extremely important you might require some pain management to help you get going. For mild cases of sciatica your doctor may start off by recommending non prescription medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, known as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. A downside of these drugs is that they may cause stomach upsets or bleeding.
If your pain is not relieved by analgesics or NSAIDs, your doctor might prescribe narcotic analgesics (such as codeine) for a short time. Side effects of these include nausea, constipation, dizziness and drowsiness, and continued use may result in dependency.
Sciatic pain is usually nerve related and responds well to treatment with low doses of tricyclic anti-depressant drugs like amitriptyline, dothiepin, nortriptyline, lofepramine, desipramine, clomipramine or imipramine combined with acupuncture or the use of TENs machines. The low dosage of the tricyclic drug acts by closing “a pain gate” blocking the message to the brain.
Other medications like Corticosteroids taken orally or by injection are sometimes prescribed for more severe back and leg pain because of their very powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Corticosteroids also have side effects and the pros and cons of taking them should be fully discussed with your doctor.
In extreme cases spinal injections of corticosteroid into the epidural space (the area around the spinal nerves) or facet joint (between vertebrae) may be given. This is usually carried out by a specialist with follow up injections at a later date.
Other treatments to manage sciatica include traction; manipulation by a skilled osteopath, physio therapist or chiropractor; Chemonucleolysis (injection of a special enzyme into the disk).
There is a fairly new procedure called IDET which stands for Iintro Discal Electrothermy). When a disc is herniated the water content of the inflamed disc causes it to bulge and press against the nerve. IDET dries up the disc very quickly, in less than 20 minutes, a process which might take weeks or months if left to dry up naturally
As a last resort you may consider surgery to remove fragments of the prolapsed disc are then removed.
As I mentioned earlier it is important to stay active and continue with an exercise and stretching program. Especially do exercises to develop your back and stomach muscles. This will help stabilize your spine and support your body.
It is also important to maintain a reasonable body weight, ensure you have a good posture, sleep on a mattress that is neither too soft nor too hard, be careful when bending or lifting heavy weights.
This information in this article should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. You should always consult with your health care professional especially relating to the suitability of supplements or drugs and on all health matters that may require diagnosis or medical attention. If you suffer from progressive weakness in the leg or bladder or bowel incontinence this constitutes a medical emergency and you should seek immediate medical attention – you may have cauda equina syndrome a serious condition due to compression of the nerve roots in the lower end of the spinal canal.

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Dog Dental Heath Care For Your American Pit Bull Terrier

Dog Dental Heath Care For Your American Pit Bull Terrier

One of the most often overlooked areas in care of Pit Bulls involves dental health. It is important not only in caring for his teeth, but in also protecting his overall well being. Being able to chew food properly affects digestion, which can lead to all kinds of health problems for your Pit Bull. Learning how to care for your Pit Bull’s dental health needs at home can save you a lot of out of pocket expense over your Pit Bull’s lifetime.
Believe it or not, you should try to brush your dog’s teeth at least once everyday. Just like you, your Pit Bull will have plaque and tartar that can destroy his teeth or lead to gum disease. It could result in your Pit Bull losing his teeth, or developing an infection.

If you haven’t already developed a dental hygiene routine for your Pit Bull, you may need to take it slow and easy to get him used to the idea. Begin by getting him used to you holding him and looking inside his mouth. If you have an older Pit Bull, just holding the dog long enough to look in his mouth may be a challenge at first. Once you get him comfortable with you holding him and looking inside his mouth, start lifting up his lips and moving his tongue around so you can actually see his teeth. These first couple steps may take your Pit Bull some time to get used to, so be patient.

Once he is comfortable with you messing with his mouth, see your veterinarian to get a toothpaste recommended for him. Start by using the toothpaste on your finger for a few days, to get him used to the taste and feeling of you rubbing his teeth. Your Pit Bull will probably enjoy this, especially if he gets flavored toothpaste. He will definitely love the extra attention.
Eventually, your Pit Bull will let you brush his teeth, which will help protect his teeth and health. Dental problems in Pit Bulls can be very painful for them, and can often be hard to treat successfully.

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If by some chance you have a Pit Bull that absolutely will not let you near his mouth, let alone brush his teeth, there are some alternative ways to ensure his dental health. Your veterinarian can recommend a good dental rinse that can be added to your Pit Bull’s water bowl to help rid the teeth of debris. Chew toys will also help clean the teeth and keep his bones strong and healthy. Be careful when buying chew toys for your Pit Bull to make certain the toy isn’t hard enough to damage his teeth, and is large enough so he can’t get choked on it.

There are some dog foods now available that are supposed to provide dental care, which actually means that the food sticks to plaque and tartar as the dog chews, therefore getting it off the teeth.

Remember, that to provide proper care for your Pit Bull, you cannot omit his dental health. By taking the time to provide dental care when your Pit Bull is a puppy, you can start ensuring his dental health in the beginning, which will save you a lot of costly vet bills as time goes by.

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Benefits Of Epidural Steroid Injections

Benefits Of Epidural Steroid Injections

The epidural steroid injections or ESIs are non-surgical treatment, which helps in alleviating pain of arm, low back neck and leg (sciatica) caused by botheration of the spinal nerves including spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation. The pain can be stable or irregular and its intensity level may fluctuate from a dull ache to a searing feeling.

Epidural steroid injections comprise both long-term steroid ‘cortisone’ as well as a painkiller for e.g., lidocaine, bupivacaine. An injection delivers a steroid and analgesic agent that lasts for a long time, in the irritated and swollen spine. Medications are delivered to the nerve via epidural space, the place between the protective covering of the spine and vertebrae.

Normally, the effects of epidural steroid injections are impermanent and short-lived. The epidural steroid injections may relieve pain for 1 week or up to 1 year. The main aim is to lessen pain with the intention that patients may restart their regular activities and, in some cases, carry on a physical therapy program.

Epidural steroid injections can allay indications caused by swelling and heaviness on the spinal nerves. Corticosteroids can shrink swelling and can be effectual when injected straightly into the painful part of the neck or back.

Epidural steroid injections are advantageous for those patients having pain in their neck, arm, low back, or leg. Epidural steroid injections are not for those having infection, pregnant women, or those with bleeding problems. Epidural steroid injections may raise the blood sugar level to some extent in diabetic patients, normally for less than 24 hours.

Epidural steroid injections are administered by physicians such as anesthesiologists, physiatrists (PM&R), neurologists, radiologists, and surgeons. Due to lesser risks, epidural steroid injections are the best non-surgical treatment for some patients. The possible hazards linked with insertion of needle too far are bleeding, spinal headache from a dural puncture, infection, nerve damage, and arachnoiditis.

The corticosteroid fallouts include increased body weight, water retention, and high blood sugar levels in diabetes patients. The patients already suffering from chronic infections, such as heart disease, poorly controlled diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or those who cannot temporarily discontinue anti-clotting medication should confer with their medical doctor for risk estimation. Approximately 50% of patients get relief from epidural steroid injections.

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Your Best Way To Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

Your Best Way To Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

Your sciatic nerve can be found running from the end of the spine, down the leg, and all the way to the toes. Did you also know that the sciatic nerve is the largest one in your body? Perhaps you already knew these things if you have ever suffered from the painful condition known as sciatica. This is often caused by a bulging disk in the back. On the other hand, it’s possible to have a bulging disk and not feel any pain, but when pain is present it tends to be quite severe. Also, the pain is usually found on just one side of your body.

However, you should also know that sciatica is often over-diagnosed, and that a lot of regular back pain is tagged as being sciatica. There are many causes for leg and back pain, but it isn’t always sciatica. Therefore, you need to be sure that you have received the correct diagnosis, and that something else isn’t causing the pain.

Make an appointment with your doctor, and request that they run any needed tests to see if your pain is being caused by sciatica or some other ailment. What it comes down to is you can only receive the right treatment for your condition if it has been diagnosed properly. Either way, you should seek medical help to help ease the pain of sciatica.

In today’s world, one of the first things people turn to to cure any medical problem is prescription drugs. The truth is that a lot of them can, and do, work quite well. However, all medications have potential side effects, and when those include death (even in rare cases), then they sound like a less attractive option. Pills also have a way of losing their effectiveness over a period of time. but, if you still want to try the drug option, be sure they are prescribed after an accurate diagnosis.

However, pharmaceuticals are not the only way to relieve the pain of sciatica. A good number of people use natural methods to get their pain under control. Exercising is one such method. You can do stretching exercises to remain flexible. You can also go for strength training which has been shown to help some people. Try sticking with low impact exercises to improve blood circulation without putting extra stress on the nerve.

Physical therapy is sometimes used in more severe cases to keep flareups to a minimum. This therapy can be done by a professional, or you can try pilates or yoga to get the same effect on your own. Stretching during physical therapy helps to loosen up your muscles and keep the disks in your back from bulging. Stretches that target the muscles of the buttocks, legs and back are all good choices.

Whatever methods you decide to try, the key is to do something. You don’t have to let sciatica ruin your life. With all of the options that are available, you should take action and try some of them. Once you are free from pain, you’ll be glad you did.

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Burning Limbs: The Truth About Sciatica

Burning Limbs: The Truth About Sciatica

Have you ever felt a chronic, burning pain that spreads from your lower hip running down to your foot? Is it just as painful sitting down or standing up? You might be suffering from sciatica.

Sciatica, as the name implies, affects the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the single longest nerve in the body. It originates from the lower lumber region of your spine, through the pelvis, through the hind portion of your leg down to your foot. It is mainly responsible for distributing blood to the back of our lower extremities.

The most common causes of sciatica are: a herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, trauma, piriformis syndrome, and spinal tumors. When one suffers from a herniated disc, there is an inflammation or bulging of the spinal disc causing it to protrude out of the annulus. The annulus is the space between the spine where the spinal discs are located. Disc herniation could exert pressure on the nearby nerve root causing a direct compression on sensitive nerve tissues such as the sciatic nerve. Lumbar spinal stenosis is almost the same as disc herniation in the sense that spinal nerves are pinched. In this case, though, the spinal canal shrinks, squeezing and applying too much pressure on the spinal nerve inside. The spinal nerve branches out of the spinal canal to the entire body through openings called as neural foramina. Once these passages are congested or narrowed, it causes nerve compression. If the blockage happens on these passageways, they’re considered foraminal stenosis. If it occurs on the opening where the sciatic nerve passes, it may cause sciatica.

Another cause can be spondylolisthesis, or more commonly known as slipped discs. It may also cause sciatica when a vertebral disc moves out of place and applies direct pressure to the spinal nerve adjacent to it, usually occuring on the lumbar or the lower portion of the spine. Blunt force trauma to the lower back region may cause severe damage to the spine and may cause sciatica as well. Accidents or external forces that may cause bone fractures like vehicular accidents, horse riding accidents, sports injuries may all lead to sciatica as bone fragments may occasionally be the cause of the nerve compression. The piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and compresses the sciatic nerve. In this case, the sciatic nerve running beneath the piriformis muscle may sometimes get irritated by movement of the said muscle.

Lastly, spinal tumors are anomalous growths on the spine that can either be benign or malignant. Rare as sciatica cases being caused by spinal tumors may be, once a tumor develops in the lumbar region, it may cause nerve compression that may trigger sciatica.

There are a lot of treatments recommended for sciatica, some non-invasive and some involving surgery. In cases of bone fragments, spinal tumor, and severe cases of slipped or herniated disc causing the sciatica, of course surgery would be required as treatment. But for some minor instances, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture is enough to relieve the pain. Chiropractic therapy may range from ice/cold therapy, ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), to spine adjustment or manipulation. These entail for the lumber area to be exposed to cold or heat to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that originated from China. Fine needles are inserted into your skin in strategic points in the body to release negative energy and restore health and well-being, and treat pain and illnesses. It has been proven effective by medical practitioners. It is highly recommended as a treatment for generic lumbar pain, even for mild sciatica, as it supposedly releases tension from the spastic muscles and relieves the pressure from the compressed nerve.

So if you have been experiencing sharp, burning pain on your lower extremities, it is best that you consult a medical practitioner at once. You might be experiencing sciatica. But like they say, prevention is better than cure. Let’s not abuse our bodies.

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Demystifying Sciatica

Demystifying Sciatica

What is sciatica? Sciatica is the official name given to a pain in the leg, foot, or buttock, brought on by a form of irritation to the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the entire body.

Sciatica is most commonly caused by a slipped disc in the lower back, some form of arthritis, or a pinched nerve. It begins with back pain, followed by calf or hamstring pain, and sometimes included numbness in the toes. Forms of sciatica, resulting from inflammation get better with time, healing themselves. However, bed rest is not the best way to treat sciatica. It is shown that remaining active and performing exercises that are not weight bearing can help. Given time, even herniated spinal discs can heal.

Treatment for sciatica is varied. It is only possible to find out what treatment is best for you by going to your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Your doctor may order an MRI to conclude the exact cause of sciatic pain, although many physicians can determine the cause through physical examination alone.

Proper stretching and exercising, combined with over-the-counter pain medications can assist on the road to recovery. If your pain is not relieved by the milder pain medications, your doctor may prescribe a naroctic analgesic. However be advised that these medications can cause nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, and may result in dependency if taken over long periods of time. In extreme cases, surgery may be required to remove fragment of the disc.

It is important to stay active. Do exercises that develop muscles in your back and stomach. This helps to stablilize your spine. It is also important to maintain a reasonable body weight. Ensure that you practice good posture, and sleep on a mattress that is neither too hard or too soft.
You should always discuss health matters with your physician, especially if you suffer progressive weakness, as this may constitute a medical emergency. The problem thought to be something easily treated may be a serious condition caused by the compression of the nerve roots in the lower end ofthe spinal canal, which requires immediate medical attention.

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Best Way To Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

Best Way To Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve is almost 3 feet long and it goes from the bottom of your spine down the back of your leg, right down to the tips of your toes. It is the biggest nerve in your body. Sciatica pain is most often caused by a bulging disk.

As the disk bulges it can cause irritation of the sciatic nerve, which causes the pain. People can actually have bulging disks and not experience any pain, but when there is pain, it can be quite extreme and it runs through your buttocks and down the back of your thigh. The pain only occurs on one side of your body.

People are frequently mis-diagnosed and any back pain is labeled as sciatica. In reality there are many other conditions that can cause back and leg pain. It is only sciatica if the sciatic nerve is irritated, otherwise it’s something else entirely.

Your doctor can perform tests to determine if you pain is actually sciatica or something else. It’s important to get the problem accurately diagnosed in order to provide the proper treatment.

Anyone who has ever suffered from sciatica knows how excruciatingly painful this condition can be. If you are a sufferer the only thing on your mind is to find a way to relieve sciatic nerve pain.

Prescription drugs to relieve pain are expensive, can have potentially dangerous side effects, and may even be addictive, and if you don’t relieve the underlying problem you will suffer from continual flareups. Besides you won’t be able to stay on the pills forever, and then what?

It’s always better to get the proper diagnosis and treatment for your pain, by addressing the cause and not just relieving the symptoms you will hopefully reduce any further painful flareups.

Many people would rather find natural forms of relief and prevention instead of using drugs that just mask the pain but don’t do anything to cure the problem.

Keeping your muscles flexible and strong with exercise can help prevent sciatica. Also any low impact activities such as walking, swimming, bike riding, etc, can help by increasing blood circulation.

A better option for many sciatica sufferers is to use various physical therapies to help prevent painful flareups.

Many people have had great success in keeping sciatica pain at bay by implementing stretching, yoga, pilates, or a combination of all three into their daily routine.

These stretching exercises will help keep your muscles loose and increase the amount of space in between each vertebrae. Stretching back, buttock, and leg muscles can relieve sciatica.

Many health care professionals also advise exercises to strengthen the lower back muscles. The idea is to form a ‘muscular girdle’ that will help keep your discs in proper alignment. And the exercise will provide the added benefit of improving your overall health.

The most important thing I want you to take away from this article is that there are other ways to relieve sciatic nerve pain besides resorting to prescription drugs. Find one, or more, methods that work for you. Your body will thank you!

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How To Reverse Receding Gum Line?

Gingivitis and receding gums are gum diseases caused by an infection bacterial tissue around the teeth and gums. Sugar and starch found in foods react with bacteria within the mouth to form a film soft, sticky, colorless known as plaque bacteria. 

There are two types of gingivitis:

  1. a) Acute Gingivitis is the inflammation reversible.
  2. b) Chronic gingivitis is a disease that causes inflammation, pain and swelling of the gums or may evolve into periodontitis (pyorrhea or).

Receding-gums

Hypertrophic Gingivitis is a chronic disorder characterized by a thickening of the gingiva and bleeding. The marginal gingivitis affects only the margin. Hormonal gingivitis transient in nature occurs in women during pregnancy or menstrual cycle.

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Causes of Gingivitis

The bacteria present in the mouth form a clear sticky substance on the teeth. This substance is called plaque and produces toxins that break the gingival tissues. If the plaque is not removed, cause tartar, plaque hardens ie. Tartar triggers the gum disease that causes inflammation, bleeding and swelling of the gums. If it is not cured causes loss of teeth, which is an advanced stage of periodontitis. In this condition the gums separate from the teeth and form cavities that become infected. The infection spreads to the bone, causing loss of the tooth. Ways To Healing Gums Naturally?

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This disease occurs because of:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Rubbish diet
  • High levels of stress
  • Family history of dental problems
  • Leukemia, gingivitis can be a symptom of cancer
  • A few visits to the dentist.

In children can occur child gingivitis especially if children suffering from type I diabetes or by poor oral hygiene. Hormonal changes may also be responsible for gingivitis during pregnancy. Other factors that may contribute to gingivitis are malnutrition and side effects of medications. The first signs of the disease are not painful, but over time the gums can do much harm. Bacterial gingivitis is not contagious with a kiss and is not a sexually transmitted disease.

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Symptoms of gingivitis

Bacteria growing in tartar irritate the gums at the base of the teeth causing a series of annoying symptoms. Gingivitis is also known as bleeding gums. Therefore, it is one of the most visible signs the gums begin to bleed easily. It is particularly frequent during brushing or flossing. Red Gums Around One Tooth

Red and swollen gums are another obvious sign of gingivitis. If the gums are severely inflamed, they become tender and swollen. Occasionally, the gums may become extremely sensitive and painful.

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When the gums are healthy, they have to pale pink, and the fabric is compact. If it’s infected, the color changes to bright red or red-violet.

People who suffer from gingivitis facing one another problem called gingival recession. Sometimes they may develop ulcers on the surface of the gums.

All the above symptoms may be accompanied by halitosis (bad breath) or a bad taste in the mouth due to the growth of bacteria in the oral cavity. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is a very serious variant of this disease and also causes fever, swelling of the swollen neck lymph nodes and severe pain.

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The use of Naturessmile gum paste with daily brushing and flossing will reverse receding gums naturally within few days. NS gum paste comes with money back guarantee. Its natural herbs successfully fight with all bad oral health bacteria. Don’t wait, order now!!!

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