Doctor pointing at herniated discs on spine, and showing how bulged discs look like and why they cause pain.

Disc Herniation: Causes, Prevention, Natural Treatments

Complete Guide to Disc Herniation

Natural Treatments for Disc Herniation

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Disc Herniation Dos and Don'ts

Maintaining a proper posture can help heal a herniated disc faster. Good posture also prevents herniated discs, especially when bad posture can cause the deeper degradation of the

You should always sleep in a relaxed position that does not put pressure on your back and neck, and make sure to keep your spine alignment. If you sleep on your side,

Choose the right pillow for you. You will need to take into consideration the quality of the material used to make it, the correct form and size, and the shape of

Stretching and relaxing the muscles and joints serves as a form of pain relief and reduces disc degeneration. Stretching also strengthens the muscles and stabilizes the spine.

Changing your diet can help treat herniated discs. For example, collagen-based diets can help heal the affected area since collagen helps heal damaged discs and tissue.

When lifting a heavy load, do not bend at the waist. Bend your knees while keeping your back straight and use your leg muscles to help you support the load. Using proper

Excess weight puts more pressure on the lower back, which in turn will make disc degeneration become worse and promote the formation of herniated discs.

It's important to assess genetic or environmental predisposition. Preventive imaging analysis can be used to assess patients that are predisposed to develop disc

Herniated discs can cause spinal nerve inflammation and swelling which is one of the leading causes of herniated discs pain. Applying ice can help you reduce

Patients frequently report increased pain when sitting. Sitting also increases the pressure on the discs and lower back by nearly 40%. Increased pressure can lead to an

Patients affected by any form of a disc herniation should avoid lifting unnecessary weights, such as furniture or even carrying heavy bags. This is because, combined with bad

Continually wearing high-heeled shoes can add additional strain on the spinal column.

Lifting your arms over your shoulder, especially if you're carrying some weights, can further induce pain caused by disc degeneration.

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