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Exercises & Stretches for Herniated Discs | Scientific Specialist

Exercise is a frequent component of disc treatment. Your pain will be reduced by maintaining a proactive approach and help ensure the long-term health of your spine.

 

A herniated disc may need 1 or 2 days rest to relieve pain. You need to resist the desire to lie in bed for days at a time since your muscles need conditioning to help the healing procedure. Your body may not respond to treatment, should you forgo physical activity and exercise.

 

Benefits of Exercise for Herniated Discs

 

Exercising is an efficient method to strengthen and stabilize your low back muscles and prevent additional injury and pain. Strong muscles support your own body weight and bones, carrying pressure.

 

However, even if you have powerful muscles to support your spine, you must get rid of  excess weight to truly support your spine. Your back is strained by carrying around extra weight constantly, you’re practically doing all of the time to heavy lifting! Losing weight will reduce your pain and encourage the health of your back. If you need to lose weight, talk to you physician about  the different choices you may have.

 

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Herniated Disc Diagram - El Paso Chiropractor

 

Types of Exercise for Herniated Discs

 

You don’t need to endure an intense cardio program or lift heavy weights, simple stretches and aerobic exercises may efficiently control your herniated disc pain.

 

Stretching programs like yoga and Pilates enhance flexibility and strength, and supply relief of severe pain in your leg and low back. Your physician can also prescribe dynamic lumbar stabilization exercises. This program contains exercises that work the abdominal and back muscles to address posture, flexibility, and stamina.

 

Moderate aerobic activities, including walking, biking, and swimming, also help relieve pain. Some activities might be better suited to your particular condition. Speak with your doctor about what exercises will help you.

 

When beginning an aerobic exercise program, start slow–perhaps 10 minutes the first day–and gradually increase your time each day. Eventually, you should aim for 30 to 40 minutes of activity 5 days per week.

 

Exercise may be a pleasant and satisfying method to take care of symptoms associated with a herniated disc. Your physician and you can work together to develop a program which you will lower your pain and could stick with. In the end, exercise can help you feel better, and it should help relieve your pain from a herniated disc.

 

Herniated Disc Exercises (Video)

 

 

When Should You Go to a Doctor For Herniated Disc Pain?

 

Oftentimes, patience and time (and perhaps some medication) are sufficient to reduce the pain of a lumbar herniated disc, however, a new study indicates that waiting too long to seek medical treatment for your low back pain may end up doing more harm than good.

 

The findings, which were introduced in the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), revealed that patients who waited more than 6 months to report their herniated disc symptoms to a doctor didn’t respond to therapy in addition to those who waited less than 6 weeks to seek out medical advice.

 

In this study, researchers compared 927 patients who had lumbar herniated disc symptoms for less than 6 weeks to 265 patients who had symptoms for more than 6 months.

 

The researcher team found that the patients who sought medical therapy within 6 weeks of first experiencing symptoms reacted better to both nonsurgical and surgical treatments.

 

The lesson patients ought to learn from this research, researchers say, is not to wait too long to see your doctor if your herniated disc pain is severe. Visiting a doctor sooner rather than later might enhance the success of your treatment, in case you have low back pain that persists.

 

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Additional Topics: Sciatica

 

Lower back pain is one of the most commonly reported symptoms among the general population. Sciatica, is well-known group of symptoms, including lower back pain, numbness and tingling sensations, which often describe the source of an individual’s lumbar spine issues. Sciatica can be due to a variety of injuries and/or conditions, such as spinal misalignment, or subluxation, disc herniation and even spinal degeneration.

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Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive, cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, practical strength training, and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training and Cross-Fit Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to effective rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high-performance exercises and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapist and trainers to provide high-level competitive athletes the possibilities to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousands of El Pasoans over the last three decades allowing us to restore our patients’ health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, un-wanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, a positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

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