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Below is an illustrated glossary of commonly used back pain, spinal and pain terminology which has been compiled by me from the phrases and wording commonly used by patients to describe their symptoms and disease names.
Many of the terms used are non-medical or pseudo-medical. Many of the terms used are inter-changeable with others. It is the purpose of this glossary to inform those in need of help how to understand some of the terminology in common use. My definitions and explanations are drawn from the experience of addressing issues and confusion over pain terminology for many years.
1. Global descriptors
These descriptions of the three main body types are readily observable in real life and are therefore a useful reference system. We are all manufactured in accordance with these descriptors. We all have a different combinations of these factors.
3. Reflex resting tone
4. Disc related terminology
Some of the terminology commonly used to describe the condition include herniated disc, prolapsed disc, ruptured disc, and the misleading expression "slipped disc." Other terminology that are closely related include disc protrusion, bulging disc, pinched nerve, sciatica, disc disease, disc degeneration, degenerative disc disease, and black disc.
I find that most pains which have been diagnosed as disc herniations respond very well to my techniques. Normally I see the patient within a few days of the pain having occurred and calm the whole thing down. I then proceed over a few sessions to lengthen the compressed areas of the spine specifically over the area involved and generally along the whole spine and legs, front and back. This usually does the trick within a couple of weeks. On the other hand, I have seen many who have been suffering for many months and who have had all sorts of help, drugs, exercises, manipulation, physio with little or no response. It is wonderful to be able to help these cases so dramatically. Conventional medical diagnostics has not and should not attempt to place inadequate labels onto conditions which can consist of multiples of variables, as complex and individual as your face.
MRI of spine:
This degree of disc bulging of L4 and L5 (rare) will definitely cause symptoms but often the majority of the symptoms are from the secondary spread of muscle spasm and thus is more amenable to manual hands-on relief techniques.
A list of commonly used disc related terminology: Most of which are used interchangeably by people to describe their back pain.
5. Joint related terminology
6. Muscle related terminology
7. Tendon related terminology
8. Nerve related terminology
I hope that you have found this glossary of back pain and commonly used terminology useful.