Frustration and anxiety are two words that come to mind when we talk about chronic pain. Managing your daily routines, work and personal life gets more difficult with chronic pain.
The internal part of the disc is soft, whereas the outer part is tough. In case of an injury, the disc protrudes through the outer ring. This is referred to as a herniated or prolapsed disk. A herniated disc can lead to excruciating amounts of pain. What’s even worse is that it can also compress the nerves in the surrounding region which subsequently lead to numbness and increase the pain. In such cases, you’ll have no choice but to undergo surgery in order to get rid of the ache.
According to a research, sciatica is more common among men and middle-aged adults. The same research also concluded that around 5%-10% cases of lower back pain involve sciatica. Some of the factors that lead to this problem include age, height, mental stress, smoking, and vibrations from vehicles.
In the past, there weren’t a whole lot of treatment methods available for treating back pain. In most cases, people had no choice but to undergo surgery. However, that in itself led to several problems. For starters, surgeries can be painful. They’re invasive and there’s never any guarantee that the process will be a success.