Receiving Physical Therapy For Annular Tear

Different pathophysiological triggers can cause an annular tear. Degenerative changes caused by age are the most frequently cited cause for annular tears or injuries. As we age, physiologically the annular fibrous gets thin and stiff (due to the loss deformation). Any forceful or stressful activity could result in the tear of the annular.

When Annular fibrosus  is not receiving any nerve supply or blood except that outer part of the ligament then it can be sensitive to the pain. This is the reason that most minor tears or injuries of Annular fibrosus are not treated unless the tear in the ligament is associated with other problems or injuries.

Exercises in physical therapy aim to restore normal alignment and connectivity of vertebrae. This reduces discomfort and numbness that is caused by nerve involvement. You can also get physical therapy services for the same via

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Statistics and research suggest that surgery is not recommended for the treatment of annular tears. If a healthy , tissue-friendly environment and non-stressful environment is preserved, the tear could heal on its own without treatment or therapy.

To create an environment that is healthy for the healing tear Physical therapy can be the most effective treatment. A certified and licensed physical therapist may employ a variety of modalities according to the specific needs of each patient. 

Massage therapy is beneficial in promoting the flow of blood to the tissues that heal. Massage therapy can also assist in bringing relief to pain by relaxing stiff joints and muscles. As we age, we experience chronic inflammation caused by annular tearing , and other triggers the ligaments and muscles around vertebrae suffer serious damage that leads to hypotonic and weak ligaments.