Herniated Disc Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is a herniated disc?

In between each vertebrae of the spine is an intervertebral disc. These discs are often likened to a jelly donut because they have a tough yet squishy exterior and are filled with a jelly-like substance. When this exterior gets torn, the jelly-like fluid leaks out and irritates the surrounding nerves, which leads to pain, numbness, or weakness. There are several BioSkin back braces that can help reduce or eliminate the pain caused by a herniated disc. 

What causes herniated disc?

An intervertebral disc can tear for a number of reasons; the most common is degeneration of the exterior over time. Sudden twists or other sharp movements can also cause injury to a disc. It can be diagnosed as a ruptured disc, slipped disc, or herniated disc but all terms refer to this same condition.

What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

Pain, numbness, or weakness will be felt in either the arm or leg, depending on the region of the herniated disc. If the herniated disc occurs in the lumbar region, it may affect the sciatic nerve and lead to sciatica, or radiating pain down the leg.

What is the best back brace for a herniated disc?

The best back brace for a herniated disc in the lumbar region relieves pain by providing targeted compression and spine stabilization. BioSkin utilizes a dual-pulley system to provide vectored and targeted compression to the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.

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