Living with a herniated disc

Centro de la columna Vertebral: December 04, 2018

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Living with a herniated disc

Living with a herniated disc can be difficult, but not impossible. If you have this condition, it may take months before you can return to your daily activities without difficulties, especially if you have not received adequate treatment. In those cases, you need to take some measures to minimize the pain.

Prevention

. First of all, you need to take certain precautions to avoid the appearance of a herniated disc. Although there are many genetic factors at play, most cases are caused by external factors: such as carrying heavy objects improperly, overweight, a sedentary lifestyle, etc.

Avoid living with a herniated disc

Having aherniated is a medical condition that requires special diagnosis and treatment. Don't let the symptoms go away and go to a specialist as soon as possible. Remember that this condition is one of the main causes of work disability.

Take care of yourself

If you have already experienced acute pain in your back, especially in the lower part, you may be suffering from a herniated disc, even if the pain is not constant. This is because it is not necessary for the entire pulpy nucleus of the intervertebral discs to be completely out of place for it to irritate the nerve roots in the area.

. It is very important that you see a specialist if you experience pain in your back, muscle weakness in your extremities or changes in your digestive pattern. Receiving a diagnosis in the early stages of a hernia can save you from many complications. Our medical staff at the CCV is widely trained to provide an assessment and treatment.

Make changes to your lifestyle

If you are already undergoing medical treatment, you will know that it is very important to lose weight in order to achieve a satisfactory recovery. Other measures you can take to live with a herniated disc are the following:

  • Avoid physical activity for the first few days.
  • Don’t lift heavy objects without a girdle, bend your knees
  • After 2 or 3 weeks, it is advisable to exercise (functional training or yoga are recommended)
  • Maintain a proper sitting posture.

Professional medical help at the Centro de la Columna Vertebral

We have comprehensive and innovative treatments for diseases and conditions of the back and spine; without surgery, without disability, with excellent results and eliminating pain.

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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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