BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is an excellent holistic concept for the complementary treatment for herniated discs. Its clinical effectiveness has been proven in a large number of scientific studies and observational studies.
Therapy for Herniated Discs
For the first time, the innovative BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy creates the means to stimulate the key regulatory mechanisms of the body's microcirculation by complex means in the event of dysfunction or disease. Recent findings – related to the localized regulation of tissue blood supply and the overarching nervous regulation – have presented a promising method of using biorhythmically defined stimulative signals to generate a therapeutic physical stimulation of restricted or dysfunctional blood flow through organs.
Recovery Process Following a Herniated Disc
A fundamental requirement for recovery after a herniated disc is the restoration of an adequate supply to the relevant tissue cells, with pain relief of course also being a key aspect to this. Targeted treatment of individual areas when treating a herniated disc, however, must be achieved by means of not only physiotherapeutic and pharmaceutical but possibly also surgical measures. It is possible that these measures alone are not enough.
Herniated Discs – Surgery is an Option Used Far Too Often
Between individual vertebrae of the spinal column are vertebral discs, which cushion vibrations when walking and enable the spine to move. Vertebral discs consist of a ring of connective tissue and a soft, gelatin-like core. If this ring tears and parts of the gelatin core leaks out, this is referred to as a slipped disc or herniated disc.
Large numbers of back complaints are triggered by disorders of the vertebral discs. Wearing that has made the fibrous ring around the gelatin core brittle is the cause of this. But the gelatin core itself also ages, loses its ability to store water, hardens, shrinks and becomes less able to act as a cushion. This causes the space between the vertebral bodies to be reduced, the ligaments to loosen and the fibrous ring around the core to eventually tear. Lifting heavy loads incorrectly and sustaining poor posture each day for hours, for example in front of the computer, will push the spine into an unhealthy position.
How does BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy work for herniated discs?
BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is a modern method of complementary treatment for herniated discs. BEMER improves blood flow, thereby supporting the body's own regenerative and self-healing processes.
Through research conducted over years, experts have derived important findings in the field of biorhythmics. BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy provides effective stimulation for dysfunctional or restricted microcirculation. The currently most effective and reviewed physical treatment method in preventative and complementary medicine transmits electromagnetic signals to stimulate the pumping action of the smallest blood vessels. This improves the flow of blood around this area, ensures that the body's cells are better supplied, and provides pain relief.
Fields of Use of BEMER
BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is used for general full-body treatment and for the intensive treatment of individual areas of the body. The sets are supplied with a detailed description and can be used without any problems by lay people. Many doctors and therapists have added BEMER technology to the range of services they offer. The earlier that BEMER Physical Therapy is used, the greater the chances of preventing lasting damage. The effectiveness of BEMER has been proven in numerous double-blind trials.
Herniated Discs – When the Cushions Slip
The vertebral discs become brittle as the years go by, and false movements can cause the discs to bulge out and trap the nerves. This not only causes pain, but in some cases can also even bring about paralysis.
The vertebral discs act as shock absorbers. They are positioned like water cushions between individual vertebrae. These 23 discs are made of connective tissue and distribute the pressure placed on the back over the spinal column.
Herniated discs are often age-related. When the shock absorbers are subject to so much strain, they wear out. As time goes by, their soft cores store less and less water, which causes the discs to become thinner. Water and tissue leak from these tears and the discs become thinner. When placed under strain, the soft core repeatedly presses against the fibrous, hard ring, and the insides of the disc slide out. If the fibrous ring remains sealed here, the condition is referred to as a disc protrusion. If the gelatin-like mass penetrates the fibrous ring, the condition is referred to as a disc herniation. In rare cases, the tissue pushed backwards even dislocates from the rest of the disc and slides into the spinal cavity. If parts of the disc press against a nerve, this process will cause pain. Any disc can slip out, but in reality, the risk distribution is highly unequal. Discs in the lumbar or lower region of the back cause the most common problems. Less frequent are slippages in the disc between the cervical vertebrae, and it is extremely rare for the thoracic vertebrae to slip.
A herniated disc will cause intense pain.
Pain is always the first symptom of a herniated disc, but the wear and tear itself can also cause pain. As the vertebral discs become increasingly thinner, the bones move closer together, and the system of tendons, vertebrae, fibers and discs becomes unbalanced. To recover stability, the bones also build up more substances around the edges of the vertebrae, although this additional protection comes at the expense of mobility. If the patient bends over too low or turns too fast, they will feel a stabbing pain. This wearing process is normal with age, but it can be accelerated by many factors, among them heavy physical work and poor posture. But our genes have an effect on this too.
Herniated Disc – Painful to Move
In some cases the pain feels like an arrow shot in the back, in other cases it comes very slowly. Even coughing and sneezing become a torment. It becomes particularly unpleasant when the pain wanders as far down as the large toe. If the disc presses against the bone marrow or the spinal root, the patient will usually not only feel it in that region. These nerves also supply other parts of the back. If a disc in the cervical vertebrae slips, the pain will also be felt in the fingers and arms. If a disc in the lumbar region slips, the sciatic nerve may be trapped, which causes the pain to radiate into the legs and feet. If the nerve is trapped too heavily or too long, patients often have the sensation of lying on an anthill. There's a sensation of tingling and numbness, and in the worst case scenario, there is practically no feeling left in the leg. In some cases, the patient loses bladder control.
Treatment of a Herniated Disc
Conventional treatment of a herniated disc requires a great deal of patience. The foundation for health and therefore also general well-being is ensuring a properly functioning circulation of blood through the organism. This ensures an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients, and also that metabolic by-products and toxins are disposed of. Around 74 of blood flow takes place in the smallest blood vessels – known as microcirculation. If the distribution of blood is dysfunctional, the cells cannot perform their intended function. If, in turn, the required structural proteins, enzymes or information and transport proteins are not available for metabolic processes in bones, muscles or ligaments, health problems such as a herniated disc will occur. A herniated disc is characterized by pain and difficulties with moving to varying extents. Poor blood flow can be a major causal factor in a herniated disc – functioning microcirculation is a fundamental aspect of health.
Blood Flow and Herniated Discs
The heart pumps up to 10,000 liters of blood through the body each day. With modern BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy, blood and its components are better distributed, and decisive support is provided for these vital processes.
Treatment of Herniated Discs – BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy
Chemical substances have been used for a long time to influence the human organism. Everyone receives many active substances in the course of their life in the form of injections, infusions, tablets, or pills. But what does a physical active substance need to work? The answer is clear – it must be tolerable, it must be easy to apply, and the body must react positively to it. Examples of known physical methods include therapies using heat, light, water, or electrical current.