Are you suffering from debilitating pain in your low back or legs? Even if you’ve receive a diagnosis of a herniated disc, it’s probably still little comfort…
Did you know the medical community has not standardized the term for a common spinal condition. So, if you’ve been told you have a herniated disc, a slipped disc, a prolapsed disc, a bulging disc, a ruptured disc or even degenerative disc disease, it’s essentially the same thing. The terminology just depends on who you’re talking to.
It’s no surprise that a lack of consensus on the name is symptomatic of the lack of true understanding of the cause of this painful condition.
Technically, a herniated disc occurs when the outermost part of the disc begins to weaken and the inner soft part starts to press outward. The most important thing to understand about herniated discs is that, barring trauma, they do not happen overnight. You may be come symptomatic very quickly, but it takes a long time for conditions to be right for the nerve to be put under enough pressure to cause pain.
While I offer safe, natural treatments in my book, the 7-Day Back Pain Cure, you’re in pain now, and you need relief now. Check out this video showing safe exercises for you with a herniated or bulging disc.
Safe Stretches with a Herniated Disc
Except in the cases of trauma, most herniated discs are caused by muscle imbalances. Here, muscles that are too tight and strong overpower weak and loose muscles, causing uneven compression on the spine, leading to the pain and bulging.
Why don’t the common treatments work?
Most traditional treatments fail because they simply address the symptoms and fail to address the cause of the condition. Your herniated disc is a physical problem, and it requires a physical solution. There are no pills or injections that can create postural balance in your body, which is what is necessary to reduce the pressure on the nerve.
We’ve put together a free herniated disc healing guide. Visit the link below, download the free PDF report, and start your path to recovery!
Written By: Updated: March 17,2013