How to Diagnose a Herniated Disc WITHOUT an MRI

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If you have low back pain and sciatica but are not sure what’s causing your problem, the 3 herniated disc tests in this video can help you determine the cause of your pain. The gold standard to diagnose a disc herniation or bulging disc is an MRI study, however, some people may not be able…

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How to NOT fix a herniated disc

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If you’re suffering from a herniated disc and working to fix the problem, you must avoid 2 very common mistakes. The intervertebral disc is an avascular structure that does not receive very good blood supply to nourish it so it requires movement and the help of the vertebrae above and below it to heal and…

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Best Brand of Turmeric for Sciatica (Better Than NSAID’s)

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When it comes to pain relief and reducing inflammation, many people believe their only option is found in the form of potentially harmful NSAID’s such as Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, and other opioids.  Scientists, however, have long known the powerful benefits of turmeric as an alternative to dangerous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s).    With the supplement…

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When Is Sciatica A Medical Emergency?

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For the majority of people, sciatic pain is caused by a disc herniation in the low back. There may be other causes such as degenerative disc disease, SI joint dysfunction, and piriformis syndrome, but for the most part a herniated disc is usually the culprit. The symptoms felt with sciatica include sharp pain that travels…

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