With a herniated or slipped disc comes pain, discomfort, and strange sensations throughout the body including tingling, numbness, and weakness. This happens when a disc from the spine typically presses on the nerves from your backbone. If you are suffering from a herniated disc there are some exercises you can to help alleviate the pain and aforementioned symptoms.
The following article features poses that can help soothe pain from a herniated disk. As always, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise regime.
See the article below and be sure to share this with your friends who are suffering from a ruptured disc.
By Ashley Miller
The cobra pose helps stretch and lengthen your entire spine and helps increase flexibility in the lumbar spine. According to James Brumitt, MSPT, instructor of physical therapy at Pacific University, in his book “Core Assessment and Training,” flexibility exercises like the cobra pose are important for herniated disc recovery. Lie face down on the floor with your hands flat on the floor next to your shoulders, palms facing down. Inhale and press into the floor, straightening your arms and lifting your upper body off the floor. Keep your lower pelvis on the floor. Arch your back slightly and look up at the ceiling. Hold this pose for 30 seconds, then release.
Cat and Camel
The cat and camel combines two yoga poses into a flowing exercise that can help relieve the pain and pressure of a herniated disc. According to Brumitt, this exercise also helps increase your spinal flexibility, which is beneficial for herniated disc recovery. Start on your hands and knees. Exhale and round your spine, pressing into the floor with your hands and arms. Look at your feet, curving your neck slightly. Inhale and allow your stomach to drop, arching your back and bringing your shoulders toward your spine. Look up at the ceiling. Repeat this exercise five times.