Discover amazing test that you can do at home.
When a disc is compromised and the jelly center begins to ooze, it creates a condition known as a herniated disc. The pain, which can be excruciating,
may be restricted to the area in the back adjacent to the disc.
However, it's quite common for disc pain to radiate into the limbs — or even into the head. Herniated discs are often referred to as “slipped,” although this term is a mis-namer: The disc itself does not usually move. Rather, it is the material within the disc that escapes.
Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh of Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch California provides a safe, noninvasive alternative to surgery for patients with disc herniations. And --with exercise, physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments — vertebrae may be realigned and disc herniation prevented, without the potential hazards of surgery.
Most popular test Doctors of Chiropractic preform is the VALSALVA TEST
The examiner asks the patient to take a deep breath and hold it while bearing down, as if moving the bowls. A positive test is indicated by increased pain, which may be caused by increased intrathecal pressure.
This increase pressure within the spinal cord usually results from a space-occupying lesion, such as a herniated disc, a tumor, or osteophytes. Test results are very subjective. The test should be done with care and caution, because the patient may become dizzy and pass out while performing the test or shortly afterward if the procedure blocks the blood supply to the brain.
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DAVID J. MAGEE
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can be an important step in accurately diagnosing a herniated disc in your spine. contrast to an X-ray, which can only capture pictures of bone structure, an MRI uses a magnetic field and a computer to produce and record detailed images of the inner workings of your whole body and soft tissue. while the radiographic findings on an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan or other tests are important, they are not as significant in diagnosing the cause of the patient's pain (the clinical diagnosis) as are the findings from the history and chiropractic exam
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