Vertebral hernia – tibetmed que es escoliosis dorsolumbar

Vertebral hernia is a certain stage of development of degenerative spinal process, during which appears the protrusion of disc and then the break of fibrous ring and the displacement or leakage of the pulpous nucleus. In this way it is formed the content of hernia. The intervertebral hernias are the most common and complex manifestation of osteochondrosis. Initially, it occurs the back pain of young people after physical exercise, in the case of forced uncomfortable posture during the work, sometimes in bed. But these symptoms usually do not pay attention and the process continues to evolve.

Causes of occurrence of degenerative changes in intervertebral discs have not been fully studied.


The main cause of intervertebral hernia development is the osteochondrosis. The first manifestations of osteochondrosis occur as minor discomfort or pain in the back at a relatively young age, after 35 years. According to statistics, in recent years the osteochondrosis is diagnosed at younger patients than aged between 20-30 years. It is known that static and dynamic efforts, traumas and vibrations contribute to the development and exacerbation of osteochondrosis. An important role has the overweight, distortion of spine and bearing disruption, hipodinamia, etc.

Structure of intervertebral disc represents a pulpous nucleus in gelatinous form (located in the center), which is surrounded and supported by the fibrous ring (tissue of fibrous structure resembling a tendon). He does not have its own blood vessels specific to disc tissues, that’s why the supply of intervertebral disc is achieved by diffusion and an important role in this process have the mood muscles. Symptoms of spinal hernia.

The symptoms of hernia of spinal cervical segment: there are possible numbness of fingers, arm or shoulder pains, dizziness and headache, raising of blood pressure or a combination of headache with dizziness and arterial hypertension, meteodependence.

The symptoms of intervertebral hernia of lumbar segment: numbness of leg toes, pains of the level of knees or legs, numbness of inguinal region, legs pains, usually on the back surface, rarely on the front and side up to the hip, persistent pains in the lumbar region (more than 3 months).

Dimensions of hernia of spinal cervical segment: 1-2 mm – not too much protrusion size, 5-6 mm large hernia size. Hernia of thoracic or lumbar segment of the spine: 1-5 mm – not too much protrusion size, 6-8 mm average size of intervertebral hernia, 9-12 mm large size of intervertebral hernia, more than 12mm – prolapse or sequestered hernia. Treatment of vertebral hernia.

Patient complaints, symptoms, clinical course of disease are important for a full diagnosis, but the most accurate information (size and location of intervertebral hernia, the presence of inflammations, the width of spinal canal) is obtained by examining imaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)). Unfortunately, the results of radiological examination, CT (computerized tomography) or diagnostic ultrasound (echography) do not provide reliable information to establish a definitive diagnosis. The most important in the treatment is the early medical assistance because a proper treatment eliminates the cause of disease in 80-90% cases, the problem of intervertebral hernia can be overcome.

To maintain and consolidate the obtained results, we recommend the complex of Qigong or Tai-chi exercises that were chosen by the physician for each patient individually. At the end of the course of treatment in our clinic of Oriental Medicine you will know which products are useful for you and which ones it should avoid or reduce their consumption.