Those who suffer from acute back pain due to a ruptured disc need to find relief. People often try to avoid getting traditional open or fusion back surgery because in the past, this method of back surgery was known for being painful and requiring long recovery times. Open back surgeries and fusion surgeries also only provide lasting relief in less than 50% of cases. New treatments are now available that can help fix ruptured discs and relieve the back pain. New minimally invasive techniques can be used to relieve the pain and fix the problem of a ruptured intervertbral disc. The spine is made up of vertebral bones and discs that are separated with ligaments and tissue.
Many back problems are actually caused by bulging discs. A bulging disc is a common back problem for adults of all ages. Many people have this condition yet may be unaware of it. Bulging intervertebral discs can be a source of significant pain. The spine is made up of a series of bones separated by spongy intervertebral discs supported by ligaments. As the body ages the ligaments in the spine tend to wear down or shift. Bulging discs occur when the discs pop out from their original location. A bulging disc becomes painful when it protrudes into the spinal canal area. When it rubs on other parts of the spine or on the nerve roots exiting the spine, it causes acute pain.