Herniated Disc Pain is a common cause of back pain. It is a medical condition in which one of the soft, cushion-like discs in your spine herniates through a gap in the outer ring of bones that generally surround it. The disc material then presses on one or more nerves, causing pain, weakness, and other symptoms. It can lead to long-term problems such as chronic back pain and disability. Herniated Disc Pain can be treated by surgery or non-surgical treatment options; both may work for some people. The following are ways to control Herniated Disc Pain.
1. Relieve inflammation
Inflammation is often the cause of Herniated Disc Pain and may make it worse. If pain is not severe, try taking an anti-inflammatory drug like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen (available over the counter). Don’t take aspirin if you have an allergy to medication containing salicylates, have a bleeding disorder, or are at risk for stomach ulcers.
2. Strengthen the back muscles
Pelvic tilts and other strengthening exercises are essential for supporting the back. They range from simple movements like lying on the floor and lifting legs to more advanced moves like Pilates. Do warm-up stretches before you begin, and hold each activity for a few seconds. If needed, you can make these moves several times a day to relieve pain.
3. Careful movements
Avoid movements that may make your pain worse. Some simple lower back exercises may help you relieve stiffness, but don’t do them if they cause any pain. Avoid lifting heavy objects and bending over with your knees locked straight. Be careful to bend your knees when lifting and keep your back straight.
4. Breathe right
Proper breathing may help relieve symptoms and prevent future problems related to Herniated Disc Pain. With abdominal breathing, you inhale through your nose, bringing air into your lungs by expanding your body’s abdomen or belly area. Then exhale, pushing the belly out as you release all the air from your lungs. Repeat these steps several times a day until you are breathing more deeply into the abdomen area of your body.
5. Get more exercise
Try to get 30 minutes of exercise every day, even if it’s just a walk around the block. Regular exercise can strengthen your back and help you lose weight, reducing pressure on the spinal disks that are pushing out on the nerve roots. Exercise also can help control your weight and reduce stress, which may worsen your symptoms.
6. Use a heating pad or ice pack
Wrap a heating pad or heat lamp around the back pain area for about 15 minutes daily. This will help reduce inflammation. If you don’t have a HEATING PAD or HEAT LAMP, you could use a hot water bottle instead of a heating pad.
7. Seeing a physical therapist
A physical therapist can recommend exercises to help reduce pain and disability from Herniated Disc Pain. The therapist may also help you find ways to avoid activities that worsen your pain, such as lifting heavy objects.
There are several ways to control Herniated Disc Pain, which helps you live everyday life without being on painkillers. If your doctor has recommended surgery and you are not ready for that, there are other ways to reduce the pain.
This can be done by following the above methods of control. Recognize when a Herniated Disc Pain attack is coming on. If you’re in pain, ask yourself if the pain started suddenly or was gradually developing. If it’s sudden, then chances are that a Herniated Disc Pain has evolved and should be treated