Herniated disc

What is a herniated disc?

Lumbar herniation is an injury in which part of the intervertebral disc moves towards the nerve root, presses on it and causes intense pain.

If the disc is damaged (ruptured or torn) it may cause compression of nearby nerves, resulting in pain, numbness or weakness, usually in an arm or leg.

What could be the causes?

  • Trauma
  • Bad postures maintained
  • Excessive mechanical stresses in the area
  • Muscle weakness


Hernias are very common in the population.

There are several types of hernias and each of them presents different symptoms. We can find asymptomatic hernias (they do not show any symptoms of pain or limitation of movement to the person) or hernias that cause significant disability to the patient.

Lost well-treated hernias can be left inoperable.


How will we treat herniated discs?

First of all, a global, exhaustive and complete assessment of the musculoskeletal and nervous system is carried out, and depending on the results, we evaluate which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the readaptation team will carry out an intervention through therapeutic exercise

Depending on the degree of injury, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Echoguided Percutaneous Percutaneous Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove or Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength exercises.

Treatment with Redcordwhich utilizes the suspension in the air of part or all of the body by means of special ropes and pulleys to activate muscles, facilitating proper body alignment and efficient movement patterns through the use of suspension.

The traction consists of the separation of the articular surfaces and elongation of the soft parts, achieving the reduction of pressure on the nerve roots. It relieves pain associated with dysfunction.

The Hyperbaric Chamber can be a great ally in the recovery, thanks to the oxygenation that occurs in the tissues that is produced in the tissues, reduces the recovery times of breaks, wounds, muscle injuries and bone fractures.

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