When the tough outer surface of an intervertebral disc, (annulus fibrosus) rips, it is called an annular tear. This condition can even occur in the center of the disc and extend all the way to the outside. Each type of tear will present with a different level of pain, (from non-existent to excruciating). There are many causes of an annular tear which The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath – Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths will diagnose and treat effectively and professionally. The neck and back are responsible for supporting the majority of a person’s weight, making them susceptible to a great deal of wear and tear. An intervertebral disc sometimes responds to this wear and tear by gradually breaking down as a person ages, occasionally leading to an annular tear.
Any condition that causes the body to diminish over time is degenerative, which can be true for an annular tear. This condition can also be caused by traumatic injury. Sudden and impactful force, (from high-impact sports) can apply excessive pressure to the annulus fibrosus, causing an intervertebral disc to tear, for example whilst lifting weight. Car or motorbike accidents can also cause traumatic injury that may lead to an annular tear. Any Excessive force, no matter the cause, can lead to damage of the disc. Whether an annular tear is caused by the aging process or a sudden injury, several treatment options can provide patients with relief from the pain that is often associated with this condition. Patients should contact The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath -Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths for accurate diagnosis and a professional, effective treatment plan for rapid recovery.
Symptoms: An annular tear causes most patients to experience pain that can vary from moderate to severe. Discomfort is often associated with this condition because the outer third of an intervertebral disc’s annulus pulposus (or tough exterior) is highly innervated. Pain in the neck and/or back can occur when the nerves become disrupted and irritated as a result of an annular tear. Most patients complain of excruciating pain in the neck or back. It is worth noting that some patients are completely asymptomatic, though the majority do feel a great deal of pain and come into The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath’s office with the help of their partner!
Diagnosis: The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath – Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths will be able to tell you what is wrong with you – just by looking at you! After carrying out a case history and performing orthopaedic examinations/tests, the Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath will provide you with a diagnosis. Torn discs are very easy to diagnose and pain is usually relieved very quickly (1-2 weeks). A patient may also be referred for an MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment: Back Pain Treatment At Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths by The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath. Regulated: Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths – The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath. How Back Pain – Lower Back Pain - Annular Strain – Torn Discs are treated at Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths by The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath. Most patients may find relief from pain and discomfort associated with an annular tear through conservative treatments and hot/cold therapy. Patients should speak with the Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath - Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths to learn about a variety of treatment methods and prevention techniques to find a plan that is tailored to their own specific needs. If you are in Extreme Pain and suspect a torn disc, then call the Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath – Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths for exceptional results immediately:
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