Herniated disc can occur more commonly that you might think and it is usually misinterpreted as a plain back pain.
Herniated disk is actually what we standardly know as slipped disk and bulging disk- a condition that causes excruciating pain and mainly happens in adults. The reason for its appearance is usually because of long spine exposure to pressure.
In order to recognize this condition, here are the main symptoms to be wary of:
- Numbness and tingling sensation in the body
- Limbs pain (arms and legs)
- Pain that worsens while you are standing and reduces when you are lying down
- Piercing pain from the behind to the thigh
When herniated disk happens, there is a rapture which releases the jelly liquid. The disk liquid attacks the nerves and causes tremendous pain. Circumstances and activities that may lead to slipped disk are bending, pulling, lifting, sudden turns and twists. To relieve the pain, there are a couple of methods you could try.
Herniated Disk: Neck Exercises
1. Neck Extension
2. Neck Retraction (Chin Tuck)
3. Shoulder Retraction
4. Isometric Hold
5. Lateral Bend
6. Scalene Stretch
7. Neck Rotation
Herniated Disc: Back Exercises
1. Face Down
2. Yoga Sphinx Pose
3. Yoga Cobras
4. Standing Extension
5. The Cat-Cow
6. Curl Ups
8. Bird Dog
When to consider a medical check-up?
If the exercises do not do the trick for you, and no effects are visible, you should consult your doctor for further treatment. Either your doctor or chiropractor will know which steps to take regarding your condition and how to help you relieve pain.
Surgery is the ultimate and most rigorous step of all. These kinds of surgeries are usually very long, but offer a huge success rate in patients suffering from slipped disk.
However, surgery is a large step and it should be done in the most serious cases. Do not forget to consult your doctor in order to determine the severity of your condition and decide whether surgery is needed.
Watch the video below to learn more about the exercises for herniated discs:
Source: Family Life Goals
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