Herniated Disc – MRI Findings and Low Back Pain
So you’ve been recently diagnosed with a herniated disc, bulging disc, or disc protrusion. That’s okay! First off herniated discs are commonly treated with conservative approach of physical therapy, corrective exercise and activity modification. Also is the herniated disc causing your pain or is it due to another impairment or movement limitation? In a study done by Brinjikji et. Al it was shown that 3,110 people ranging from 20-80 years of age had a herniated disc but none of them reported having low back pain! Some of us right now could be walking around with a herniated disc and not experience any symptoms what so ever. It is important to be evaluated for movement impairments if you are experiencing low back pain to isolate the cause of your symptoms.