How to relieve the pain caused by a herniated disc

Centro de la columna Vertebral: December 06, 2018

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How to relieve the pain caused by a herniated disc

To relieve the pain caused by a herniated disc, there is no better solution than going to a specialist and receiving treatment. Even so, there are some measures you can take on your own to prevent and relieve the pain caused by a herniated disc, which generally occurs in the lower back.

Level of pain

Keep in mind that back pain can be sudden, chronic, acute or radiating. If the pain is very strong or immobilizes you, you should go to the emergency room immediately.

Measures to relieve the pain of a herniated disc

Here are some actions you can take to relieve or minimize back pain

Medication and rest

If you are in slight or momentary pain; a "pull”, as it is known, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down. Do not do intense physical activity for 2 or 3 days and go to the doctor so he/she can prescribe any analgesics you may need.

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Postural hygiene

Maintaining good posture will help relieve back pain. Keep your back straight when you work at the computer, bend your knees when you pick up things from the ground, and your shoulders raised when you walk. All these actions will decrease the pressure on the spine, thereby decreasing the pain.

Prevention

Try to lose weight and get regular medical checkups. A healthier lifestyle is the only effective way to prevent problems caused by herniated discs and other spinal conditions. If you have any sudden symptoms, such as pain or difficulty in carrying out your daily activities, visit a specialist.

Treatment for herniated disc pain

At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have a wide variety of treatments to manage the pain caused by herniated disc. Schedule an appointment with a specialist, who will help you to diagnose your condition and design the best treatment for you.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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