What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a situa-

The symptoms of nerve root

Massage is indicated in the sub-

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tion in which the nucleus

pressure include referred pain

acute stage of herniated discs.

 

pulposis or the surround-

along the dermatome, specific

 

 

ing annulus fibrosis of an

muscle weakness, paresthesia,

 

 

intervertebral disc pro-

and numbness.

 

 

trudes in such a way that it

 

 

 

puts pressure on nerve

 

 

 

roots or on the spinal cord

 

 

 

itself.

 

 

 

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