Lower back pain is extremely common, and a lumbar herniated disc is one of the biggest causes.

A herniated disc is a condition that happens to a spinal disc. Our backs are built with spinal discs between the vertebrae. The lumbar (lower back) has five vertebrae, and four discs. Lumbar discs serve as shock absorbers and help the spine to move more freely. Each disc is lined with an endplate to help hold it in place, an outer band called an annulus fibrosus, and an soft, gelatinous inner substance called nucleus pulposus.

When a disc herniates, the annulus fibrosus tears and some or all of the nucleus pulposus leaks out. This, of course, means a reduction in padding which, as you can imagine, can be very painful. Without the nucleus pulposus, there can be pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves, which can cause pain to radiate elsewhere.

Many young and middle-aged adults will experience a herniated disc, because it’s main cause is aging. It’s a degenerative disease that naturally develops as the nucleus pulposus dehydrates and weakens with age. Trauma is also a common cause, second to aging. At MOTUS, some of our athletic clients have gotten a lumbar herniated disc after a high-impact incident from their sport. Repetitive motions and overuse in the lower back can also contribute to the deterioration of the lumbar discs, which explains why golfers are more susceptible.

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By overusing the biceps and their tendons, athletes keep their shoulder in a state of inflammation. That can lead to tendon degeneration, weakness, and pain. In the worst cases of biceps tendonitis, the tendon tears. It’s much harder to come back from a severe case of tendonitis than it is to treat it right away. Athletes should see a specialist as soon as possible to avoid potential surgery.

A case of biceps tendonitis typically presents with a deep, intense pain at the front of the shoulder. Pain usually worsens when the patient lifts the arm. If biceps instability is also an issue, the patient might also feel a clicking or popping sensation at the front of their shoulder.

In order to get the complete and proper diagnosis, we will take into account your history and the possible cause of injury along with our physical assessment. By learning as much as we can about your unique case and any associated problems, we can create the right therapy program for you. This will probably include strengthening and stretching routines, as well as NMES and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy.

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