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Lumbar Disk Herniation - Can it be fixed?

Lumbar Disk Herniations - South Denver Spine & Robotics. Denver Spine Specialists

Lumbar Disk Herniation 

Can it be fixed? 

Very common, more than 3 million US cases per year. 

*Treatable by a medical professional

*Requires a medical diagnosis

*Lab tests or imaging often required

Causes

Disk herniation is most often the result of a gradual, aging-related wear and tear called disk degeneration. As you age, your disks become less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with even a minor strain or twist.

Most people can't pinpoint the cause of their herniated disk. 

Sometimes, using your back muscles instead of your leg and thigh muscles to lift heavy objects can lead to a herniated disk, as can twisting and turning while lifting. Rarely, a traumatic event such as a fall or a blow to the back is the cause.

Prevention

To help prevent a herniated disk, do the following:

* Exercise. Strengthening the trunk muscles stabilizes and supports the spine.

* Maintain good posture. This reduces pressure on your spine and disks. Keep your back straight and aligned, particularly when sitting for long periods. Lift heavy objects properly, making your legs — not your back — do most of the work.

* Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight puts more pressure on the spine and disks, making them more susceptible to herniation.

* Quit smoking. Avoid the use of any tobacco products.

South Denver Spine has helped countless people recover from a herniated disk and is a treatable problem. We will get you back on your feet and find the root cause of your discomfort.

Give us a call and start feeling better now. 

South Denver Spine & Robotics 

 

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Author
Zak Ibrahim, MD - South Denver Spine & Robotics - Denver, CO South Denver Spine & Robotics South Denver Spine & Robotics, P.C. offers comprehensive care for a wide range of diseases and injuries that affect the spine. Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon Zak Ibrahim, MD, and the team provide personalized care at convenient locations in Centennial and Castle Rock, Colorado, and Garden City, Kansas. Dr. Ibrahim and the team listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment options so you can make well-informed, confident decisions. Their overriding priority is to restore your health, a goal they achieve by embracing new technology and being leaders in the field of minimally invasive, endoscopic, and robotic surgery. Dr. Ibrahim was one of the first surgeons to use robotic guidance for spinal surgery, a path he continues to forge today, having performed more robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgeries than any other surgeon in the Denver Metropolitan area.

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