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Loss of what creates the annular fiber problems?
- Loss of fluid.
- Annular fibers connect via incomplete laminella.
What percentage of disc herniations present without symptoms?
Proper procedure for acute LB patients:
- 1. Ice for 3-4 minutes.
- 2. Pump the disk: apply a little bit of pressure, hold, then increase the pressure... this should be relieving the pain. Continue for about 5 minutes, until you reach approx 30-40 lbs of pressure.
- 3. Slowly come off & reapply ice.
- 4. Then repeat!