The nucleus pulposus in the intervertebral disc between the spine is crushed from above and pops out the back, which causes the nerves running through the spine to be compressed, resulting in back pain and sciatica. Because the nucleus pulposus pops out unevenly on either side, symptoms include pain along one side of the hip to the thigh and back of the calf.
※A test of Herniated disc
Lasegue sign…When you lie on your back with your knees extended and try to raise your legs, you cannot raise them high because of pain from your lower back to your thighs and calves. The pain makes it difficult to perform movements such as trying to put on socks.
Hernias are often caused by compression of the spine, which is due to tight back muscles. Treatment is designed to loosen these muscles. Muscle tension in the back to lower back can be related to gastrointestinal problems. The lower back itself may also be cold, which is related to cold feet. We will treat to remove these hidden causes.
※Surgery is the last step
Many patients have had hernia surgery but still have the same back pain. In modern medicine, if rest, traction therapy, and injections to block nerves do not work, “surgery” may be the next step. We consider acupuncture and moxibustion to be an intermediate medical treatment between the onset of the disease and the severe cases for which surgery is considered indicated. Scalpel to the body is the last step.