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Many patients who hear a diagnosis of a herniated disc immediately question whether spinal surgery is in their future. Whether or not surgery is the right option should be discussed with one's doctor. However Jaquiski Tartt Elite Jersey , most patients can find back pain relief using more conservative treatments. The most common school of thought on treating herniated discs focuses on treating pain. Anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, hot packs, ultrasound, and therapeutic exercises fall in this category. While pain relief is important, the weakness of this approach is it fails to address the underlying cause of the herniated disc: why did it herniate in the first place? Ignoring the cause leads to repeated doctor visits for pain treatment. As pain worsens over time, surgery becomes a presented option. A better approach is to understand the reason for the herniation and correct the problem. Not just mask the symptoms with pain killers. Why a disc herniates Outside of trauma, herniated discs do not happen overnight. They occur from long term uneven pressure on the disc due to postural dysfunctions caused by muscle imbalances. Think of a jelly donut. If someone places a lot of pressure on one side and less on the other, the jelly is likely to bulge out the opposite side from the pressure. With enough pressure, the jelly will break through the donut. On the other hand, if the same amount of pressure was placed evenly across the entire donut the jelly might compress but would likely stay intact inside the donut. Similarly, when muscle imbalances create improper hip and spine posture, the spinal discs between the vertebrae are unnaturally forced to sustain more weight and stress on one side than the other. Eventually, the disc wears down leading to a bulging, herniated or even a ruptured disc. Non-surgical alternative treatments for herniated discs There are at least five significant actions one can take right at home to help treat and reduce back pain from a herniated disc. Each is a superior alternative treatment to spinal surgery in most cases. Reduce inflammation by increasing fluid intake (preferably by drinking clean water), improving eating habits, and reducing excess fibrin with proteolytic enzymes when possible. Stop pain spasms, improve blood flow and increase range of motion with heat and cold therapy. The most effective and safe form of heat therapy is Far Infrared Heat (FIR). Decompress the disc using inversion therapy. Excellent inversion tables can be purchased for this purpose for just a few hundred dollars. Eliminate referred pain caused by trigger points which are a form of tiny muscular contraction knots. Correct postural dysfunctions through stretching and exercise targeting specific muscle imbalances to eliminate the underlying root cause of your disc herniation. Undated file photo of former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. [PhotoAndy HooperDaily Mail REX & IC]

LONDON - Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career.


The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and European Championships in 2000, while picking up trophies with Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls in a success-laden club career.


"It has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the fans, team mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French National Team that have made my time in the game so special," he said in a statement.


"It is now time for a different career path."


"I have had some amazing memories (mostly good!) and a wonderful experience. I hope you have enjoyed watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part."


He left the Red Bulls earlier this month at the end of his four-year contract in Major League Soccer, saying he needed time to contemplate his next move.


On Tuesday Henry said he had taken up a role as a television pundit with Sky Sports in Britain starting next year.


The speedy winger made his name in England where he became one of Europe's most feared strikers after Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger switched him to a central role following his arrival from Juventus.


He scored 228 goals for the Londoners in two spells, winning two English Premier League titles before moving to Spanish giants Barcelona where he won a pair of La Liga crowns and the Champions League in 2009.




BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's food and catering industry revenue is expected to exceed 3.9 trillion yuan (about 607 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up 10.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released by the China Cuisine Association.


Chinese cuisine held a significant share of the sector, while hot pot remained the most popular food choice among Chinese people, it said.


The year 2017 also saw the rapid development of the fast food industry, accounting for 16 percent of total food industry revenue, it said.


People born after 1990 and 2000 accounted for about half of the food and catering-related consumption. People born after 1990 preferred cakes and desserts to Chinese dishes.


Some 19.2 percent of Chinese people said they were most concerned with the dining environment when choosing a restaurant, followed by taste, food safety and price. Chinese people sought out food that was salty and fresh-tasting in 2017, according to the report.


More than 60 percent of consumers had midnight snacks at least once or twice a week, it said.


Six cities in south China's Guangdong Province were among the country's top 10 cities where midnight snacks were popular, the report said.


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