While we may not always know what is wrong with our body, we do know there’s something not quite right. If you’re experiencing low back pain that radiates, or if you’re feeling a pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in your legs, it’s possible you have a herniated disc. You may also feel a burning in your low back and legs or even your arms, and be leaning to one side.
If you feel any or all of these sensations or if you feel pain with active motion, you may have a herniated disc, which is the inside of a disc being forced outward, putting pressure on the nerve. There are many treatments to relieve the pain and discomfort of a herniated disc, including spinal decompression, adjustments, and trigger point injections. You may also find relief in massage or via exercises and stretching.
What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson to see if you have a herniated disc. We offer a variety of treatments to relieve pain and discomfort
What are the causes of a herniated disc?
There are a number of causes of a herniated disc. If you’ve been in a car accident, or if you’ve experienced any kind of fall or injury, that’s the likely culprit in the cause of your pain and discomfort. The most common causes are as follows:
What are the treatments for herniated disc?
With a herniated disc the goal is to relieve the pressure by slowly decompressing the spine. This can be done using:
STRETCHES FOR HERNIATED DISC
From Leading Edge Medical
The goal when doing stretches for a herniated disc is to push that disc back in by doing extension exercises. (going back)
Start by laying on your tummy with your hips flat. Push up to your elbows or up to your hands if that is too easy. If both are dificult, push up as high as you can even if you are just barely raising your chest
3 TIMES – 30 SECONDS
Begin on your hands and knees. Spread your knees wide apart. Sit up straight and lengthen your spine up through the crown of your head. On an exhalation, bow forward, draping your torso between your thighs. Keep your arms long and extended.
HOLD FOR 30 SECONDS
Laying on your back, cross your ankle over your opposite knee. Thread your hands through your legs and gently pull from the back of your thigh
HOLD FOR 30 SECONDS EACH SIDE