Herniated discs can cause a person to make some life-altering changes in their life. From the places they go to the way they sleep. For instance, most people with herniated discs may not want to go to a place that requires them to walk up or down a large flight of steps. However, it all depends on level of pain a person feels. The pain from a herniated disc can vary depending on a person’s condition, which means that treatment for the herniated disc can vary as well. The severity of the herniated disc and the condition of the person who is suffering will determine how much movement they should endure, which includes exercise. Fortunately, exercise is key component to recovering from a herniated disc. Physical activity and specific exercises are great at helping reduce pain from a herniated disc and can even help keep the spine healthy.
Chiropractors have helped many people recover from the pain felt by herniated discs. If you have a herniated disc and are looking for an alternative to medication, depending on your condition, a chiropractor may be able to help. Call your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment today.
Before beginning a workout plan, a person may need to wait 1 to 3 days for the pain to go away. On the other hand, a person should not remain in bed for several days at a time. Even with a normal back, a person should not lay in bed for several days. The muscles in the back need to function and continue to be conditioned in order to support a proper recovery. However, avoiding exercise or physical activity in general may cause the body to take longer to respond to treatment, essentially, increasing the number of treatments needed to recover from the injury.
Exercise, including minor routines, can be a great way to build strength in the back muscles to retain stability and prevent any future injuries from occurring. The benefit of having a strong, healthy back is to help support a person’s bodyweight, protecting the bones from falls or other impacts. More importantly, strong back muscles can help protect the spine and take pressure off the nerves that could be affected from the herniated disc. In fact, a simple routine of stretching or aerobic exercises such as Yoga and Pilates can help a person improve strength and flexibility to control pain caused by a herniated disc or other acute pain.
Exercise can be fun and satisfying, especially, when it comes to relieving symptoms associated with a herniated disc. However, we would like you all to keep in mind that exercise with a herniated disc or after treatment for a herniated disc should only be done after consulting a doctor. Depending on your condition, you may need to wait to perform certain exercises or stretches.
To learn more about what exercises you should or should not, call your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment. We are always here to help you make the best decisions with your health, and, when it comes to herniated discs, we want to make sure that you taking the proper steps to ensure a proper recovery. Call your local chiropractor today.