Dr. Nathan Kadlecek, PT
Is a physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions. He's also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.
The scapegoat for so much back pain.
Could a disc herniation be the cause of pain? Sure.
Could it be other things as well? Yep.
True symptomatic disc herniations are actually quite rare AND most people will be able to recover from these without surgery.
Many people think that in order to feel better the disc must "heal" or resorb. This is not always the case.
Many of us are actually living with disc bulges and herniations and we don't even know about it.
We don't need to fear herniations so much!
What are your thoughts? Have you had a disc hernaition in the past, were you able to recover from it? Would love to hear your experiences!