How Can I Relieve Herniated Disc Pain? - N8 Family Chiropractic

How Can I Relieve Herniated Disc Pain?

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A herniated disc is a very painful condition that can make it hard to go about your daily life.

But there are many different ways to treat the pain caused by a herniated disc (often called a bulging disc), and you don’t always have to resort to surgery or other invasive treatments.

If you or someone in your family has a herniated disc, it’s important to know the best ways to relieve pain. 

Below Are the Best Ways to Relieving Pain from Herniated Discs:

Relieve Inflammation

If you are experiencing a herniated disc, reducing the inflammation can help. This can be accomplished by applying an ice pack. It may help temporarily relieve your symptoms and reduce inflammation in an area affected by this type of condition. To do so effectively you should take 10-15 minutes twice per day while lying on one’s stomach with two pillows under hips for maximum results.

Careful Movements to Avoid Back Injury

Ease the pressure on your spine by avoiding wearing high heels and sleeping in a position that is uncomfortable for you. The best way to avoid a back injury is by keeping strong muscles around joints. While lifting heavy objects, use both knees and hips for extra stability so that it’s not just one area of your body working against itself causing strain. Don’t bend forwards or reach upwards past shoulder height without conscious effort because this will put additional stress on tight muscles around the spine which could lead to posture problems later in life if left unchecked.

Exercise

Special exercises and stretches that will relieve the pressure on your spine caused by a herniated disc as these spinal muscles strengthen should help reduce any discomfort from this condition too.

Chiropractic Treatment For Herniated Discs

A chiropractor can evaluate and determine the best conservative care for you.  Chiropractors can help you with improved mobility, decreased pain and reduced swelling in the area.

Surgery

Herniated discs can be a tough problem to deal with, and surgery should be the last option to treat a herniated disc.  Conservative treatment such as chiropractic care, proper exercise and changes in activities will resolve many cases.

In severe cases a surgeon may be asked to evaluate the condition for their surgical opinion.

How You Can Avoid Surgery?

It’s a common misconception that surgery is always necessary for back pain. However, if you have other symptoms and can’t find any relief with non-invasive treatments or exercises then it may be time to consider the option of having an operation on your spine

One way to determine whether you need surgery and which treatment is right for you is by answering these questions: 

  • What type of pain do I have? 
  • Is my back stiff when I stand up from sitting? 
  • Do any activities worsen my symptoms? It’s also helpful to find out what other treatments have been tried without success. 

Once you’ve answered these questions, consult with your doctor about which course of treatment might be most suitable for you. If all else fails, surgery may be the only option left. 

The best way to relieve pain from herniated discs is by getting the right treatments. There are many ways of relieving this type of chronic back pain, and you can find what works for you with a little research. For some people, natural methods work better than surgery or drugs but there’s no one size fits all answer here. 

Find out more about how these different treatment options work in your body so that you can decide which ones will help reduce your symptoms most effectively without side effects.  

 

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References:

https://achieve-therapy.com/6-tips-relieving-pain

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