Disc Degeneration & Herniation

Category: Defense system

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Inter-vertebral discs are very, very strong. For them to degenerate or herniate there would have to be a combination of weak abdominal muscles (from a cranial injury), a gait fault or pelvic disorganization, and likely a scoliosis. That would cause torsion and torque in the spine over the years, micro tearing the discs over the years, until one day, years later, the disc collapses and herniates.

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Question 1:

"I hit my head really hard on the concrete playing around with my friends, and it hurt for a few hours. My mom took me to the doctor to see if there was damage. The doctor said i did not have a concussion and that I was fine. The pain went away after a few hours. Three weeks later my concentration at school is off, and i seem to be more tired in the day. Is this what you call a cranial inury? "

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Yes, exactly. On medical imaging and other neurological tests the doctors may conclude that you are "fine", but really the program that holds your head on your body is disorganized or "off". In Neural Organization Technique we call this a Cranial Injury Complex and this body program is one of the most important programs in the body. It is how we hold our head upright. Your body is not fine, in fact it is weaker in the "jungle" and is putting all it's energy into staying in defense in case you get hit again. It was not corrected or naturally turned back on after your fall, so your energy is being drained from overworking in the defense system. Your learning circuitry is also being affected . As the months and years pass you will probably start to have issues also with your neck and shoulders, your lower back, hips, knees and ankles, and your digestive system may start acting up. Find and N.O.T. doctor to help you as soon as possible.

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For at least 10-12 years I suffered from gradually intensifying pains in my neck, back and shoulders as a result from a double hernia (C5-6 & 6-7). This year I finally had X-Rays, MRIs and an EMG taken and the specialist…they informed me that an operation was imminent; that one of my discs would have to be replaced and two of my vertebras fused. I dreaded that operation, for its invasiveness and the critical location, so I got a second opinion in The Netherlands (where I’m from) and asked my physical therapist in Nosara for advice. Great was my surprise when in the head of neurology in the Erasmus Hospital in Rotterdam told me that this type of operations is hardly ever being performed in Holland anymore, since “they only take care of the symptom and not of the cause”; once you have an operation like this and do nothing else, a hernia is likely to come back just above or below the original spot. In Holland most neck hernia cases are treated with a combination of physical therapy and exercises and most of them heal within 6 months. I discussed this with my physical therapist who advised me to visit Dr.Sheel Tangri to see what he could do about the pain. I was not convinced at first, but several other people I trust recommended him to me so I made an appointment. I cannot explain precisely what he has done, but to use his own words, he went after the cause – not the symptom, and after one hour I walked out of his clinic pain-free. Yes, pain-free, after 12 years, and the last months prior with little or no sleep due to the intensified pain radiating into my shoulders. Dr. Sheel’s treatment of the causes of my neck injury took place almost 2 months ago and I have been pain-free ever since. He recommended physical therapy, improvements in posture, diet and general attitude, all of which I am following up on, and which are of help, but since his treatment I am able to sleep much better, which has greatly improved my overall mood and the way I see life on a day by day basis. I more than gladly recommend Dr. Tangri to anyone with neck, back, shoulder, or any nerve-system-related pain issues.


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