8 Ultimate Slipped Disc Treatment at Home

You are all made up of bones basically and the bones in the areas like your back are cushioned by disks and these disks act as shock absorbent on your body. Like the shock absorbers found in machinery and vehicles, these work such a way that you can perform all of your daily activities like twisting, walking or lifting with ease.

You do not even realize it is there like the most of the organs but it is pretty vital for your body’s structural well-being and for the whole mechanisms.

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These discs consist of two parts: a tough outer ring and comparatively soft and gelatinous inner portion. Any injury or weakness that you may face has the potential to cause the inner soft portion of the disk to protrude onto the outer ring. This is a medical condition known as a herniated or prolapsed disk also simply known as slipped disc.

This causes a lot of discomfort and pain and the degree of discomfort varies with how bad the problem is. This article will lead you through the basics of this medical condition and will give you an idea how you can help with slipped disc treatment at home.

Slipped disc symptoms 

There are a lot of back problems out there that are unique and have different causes. They show pretty much the same symptoms but some distinct symptoms help a lot in figuring out what back condition you are really going through.

A slipped disc creates a lot of pressure on the nearby nerves and muscles so such conditions might be the way to figure it out. For your ease, here are some of the popular and distinctive symptoms that should help you figure out the condition.

  • Numbness along with pain and this happens commonly on one side of the body
  • Extending pain. Pain may extend to arms or legs as well.
  • Worsening pain at night and with specific movements
  • Difficulty in sitting or standing. Even sleeping can be difficult.
  • Difficulty in walking even the shortest of distances.
  • The weakened feeling in the muscles almost like fatigued muscles.
  • Aching, burning, or tingling sensations in the affected area

The types of pain can vary from person to person. See your doctor if your pain results in numbness or tingling that affects your ability to control your muscles.

Slipped disc causes

Here are some of the common risk factors or causes behind the herniated or slipped disc. This should give you an idea for you to figure out how prone you are to have it and how you can avoid it. This may also help you in figuring out if you have the condition.

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Smoking
  • Physically demanding work
  • Obesity
  • Family history

Slipped disc treatment at home

There is no better way to revert a disc injury than by performing slipped disc treatment at home. If you do it right, you have nothing to lose and the exercises you perform can efficiently heal your condition and do so in a small amount of time as well. As per the experts choice as well as what people thought works, here are some of the exercises for slipped disc.

Neck Extension

Lie on your back on a comfortable surface whether a table or a bed such that the bottom of your neck is in line with the edge.

Now, gently lower your head backward and let the neck hang such that extension is felt.

Do not continue if it worsens the pain or aggravates the irritation.

If you feel relieved, hold the position for a minute and do this a few times by taking a rest of a minute’s time after each session.

Neck Extension (Head Lift)

 This is similar but just kind of the opposite. Lie on your stomach on a similar surface like a table or a bed and put your arms by your side and let the head hang off the bed.

Instead of lowering the head, this time lift your head up against the gravity.

Hold it for 5 to 10 seconds and take rest before doing it a couple of times again.

Do this slowly and gently so you do not hurt yourself. If you feel pain, stop immediately and do any other exercise or rest for some time.

The following video can train you slipped disc treatment at home.

Neck Retraction (Chin Tuck)

This may be something you do very often just for fun and not even exercise.

But this is an important way to treat the herniated disc and is quite surprising as well.

Just lie on your back on the bed and this time head on the bed as well.

Keep your hands by your side. Now slowly, tuck your chin in towards your chest.

This should make a double chin. Hold that very position for 5 to 10 seconds and repeat this process 15 to 20 times.

You can do this a lot of times because it is very simple and effective and chances of pain being induced while doing this is pretty low.

Following video gives you instruction on chin tucks which is a nice slipped disc treatment at home.

Shoulder Retraction

Stand against a wall such that your arms are by your side.

This works while sitting on a chair as well.

Now, bend your elbows to 90 degrees and just stand/sit with ease by bringing shoulders down.

Finally, squeeze your shoulder blades by pushing the back of your arms towards the wall.

Shoulder Retraction can be tricky but this video helps you through. And this is one of the slipped disc treatment at home.

Isometric Hold

 Sit up tall then relax your shoulders.

Now, put your hand on your forehead and press your head onto your hand such that you do not move your head.

Apply some pressure but not much so that you do not worsen the pain in the process.

This is one of the best physical therapies out there. Hold this position for about 5 to 15 seconds and repeat this about 15 times.  

 

Lateral Bend

 Sit up tall and try relaxing your shoulders.

Now, slowly tilt your head such that you are trying to touch your shoulders with the ear.

Do not do it in an instant it may crack and cause further discomfort.

Hold the very position for 30 seconds and take some rest before repeating 3 to 5 times throughout the day.

Scalene Stretch

 Like the Lateral bend, sit up tall and then relax your shoulders, this tune placing one hand on the back of your head.

Slowly tilt your head so that you look into your armpit at a 45-degree angle.

Now, hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat the exercise for 3 to 5 times taking some rest in between each session.

Neck Rotation

 This must have been boring by now because most of the exercises have this position.

This is because of its effectiveness.

Sit up tall and turn your head to the side.

Do this gently and do not overrotate twisting the neck.

Do the same on the other side.

Keep the positions for 30 seconds before changing sides and repeat for about 3-5 times a day.

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