Low back pain has been one of the serious complaints of the working age population afflicting the life styles of individuals in one way or the other. Cases may range from acute to chronic conditions, sign and symptoms may vary per individual. One of the groups that is highly affected is the working age population, afflicting the life styles of individuals in one way or the other. 

What is a herniated disc? It is defined as displacement of disc components beyond the intervertebral disc space. Disk protrusion and herniation can vary widely but can occur as a result of tears of the annulus fibrous, causing acute back or neck pain or radicular pain if there is herniation of the nucleus pulposus. 

Physical therapy is a significant non operative treatment that patients should consider depending on the grade of disc herniation!

 Management Tips: 

  • PT or Chiro evaluation
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Electrical Stim 
  • Home exercise program provided by practitioner 




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  2. https://www.njecbonline.org/article.asp?issn=2348-053X;year=2019;volume=7;issue=2;spage=93;epage=100;aulast=Danazumi