Disc herniation is usually the result of muscular imbalances (when one muscle group is stronger than its opposing muscle group which compromises posture) and tension which leads to irritation of the spine placing pressure on both spinal discs and joints.
Common warning signs of disc herniation & impinged nerve roots include:
- Constant pain
- Numbness or tingling down the limbs
- Shooting pain in the lower back
- Pins and needles sensation
Fortunately, bulging, slipped and herniated discs can be both reversed and prevented with corrective care such as Myotherapy treatment and self care education. If you have been diagnosed with a bulging, slipped or herniated disc, here are 5 things that may be able to help you recover well and regain full mobility, pain free.
Seeing an exercise physiologist can help you better understand how you can specifically reverse the postural imbalances that lead and contribute to such injuries.
- Corrective Myotherapy treatment
While surgery can produce positive results in certain cases, it often requires a longer recovery process in itself than the time it would to correct the cause of the condition. Given the wide range of risks involved, surgery is a resort most people wish to avoid. Choosing more corrective types of treatment, such as Myotherapy is a fantastic way to prevent the need for costly surgery in many cases.
Advanced myotherapy has a natural and holistic approach to therapy, addressing the original (habitual/lifestyle) causes that lead to such musculo-skeletal conditions. The integrity and alignment of the spine is dependent upon the balance and wellness of the muscular system which is treated by Myotherapists.
Self care exercises are a great way to compliment treatments and further manage disc bulges or herniations. Some examples of these exercises are:
Swimming is one of the most effective exercises to do for any sort of muscle or joint imbalances as it is done with no gravity and therefore very little stress on your back due to it being a non-weight bearing activity. Balancing of your body on the water will also help strengthen core muscles improving the muscular imbalance associated with disc herniation.