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Hi Sir, Disc herniation l5-s1 level. Please tell me exercise to correct my spine shape.

The exercises I personally recommend are listed below in the order I use with my patients. Exercise #1: lying figure-4 stretch (for piriformis) in the early stages of a disc bulge, your body’s natural response is to tighten up and protect the spine and buttocks area. Because of this, one of the the simplest things you can do yourself to relieve radiating back pain caused my a disc bulge is stretching piriformis muscle. How to perform it: ● begin lying on your back with your knees bent and feet positioned flat on the floor ● place your right ankle over your left knee ● use your hands or a band to pull the left thigh towards your chest, and hold for 20 to 30 seconds ● repeat on the other leg ● aim for 3 repetitions on each side exercise #2: prone alternating leg raises the prone leg lift creates spinal extension helping push the jelly-like material back towards the center and reduce bulging disc. How to do it: ● lay face down with your palms on the floor under your forehead. ● straighten one leg then lift it a few inches off the ground with your toe pointed. ● lower your leg to the floor with your knee remaining straight. ● switch legs ● repeat 3 x 15 reps each side ● 3 x a day exercise #3: half cobra pose the half cobra pose creates spinal extension helping push the nucleus (jelly) back towards the center and reduce bulging disc. How to do it: ● begin this exercise by lying on your stomach (prone position) and slowly prop yourself up on your elbows while keeping your hips in contact with the floor. ● hold the prop-up position for 10-15 seconds before returning to the prone position (lying face down). ● gradually increase to holding the end position for 30 seconds. Aim for 10 repetitions of this stretch. ** initially, you may not be able to tolerate this position very well, so make sure you start slowly and carefully. Recommended: half cobra pose exercise video demo exercise #4: full cobra pose the full cobra pose creates even more spinal extension than half cobra helping push the nucleus (jelly) back towards the center and reduce bulging disc. How to do it: ● begin lying on the ground with your hands flat on the floor at the level of your shoulders ● slowly push your hands to raise your shoulder off of the ground until you feel a slight stretch ● increase your range of motion by exhaling as you push further into lumbar extension ● aim for 5 repetitions exercise #5: abdominal drawing maneuver a solid core foundation helps provide stability which in turn prevents re-injury and further injury from occurring. This will help reset the spine into neutral position. How to do it: ● lie on your back ● bend your knees ● contract your stomach muscle (abdominals) ● hold for 5 seconds ● release ● perform 3 x 20 sets daily.
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Herniated Discs - How Can You Prevent It?

Herniated Discs - How Can You Prevent It?

Our spinal disc resembles a jelly donut, wherein the softer insides are protected by the hard exterior. Sometimes, as a result of some injury or an accident, the jelly slips out, leading to an extremely painful condition which in medical parlance is known as herniated disc. The pain that you are subjected to, during herniated disc, occurs as the nerves nearby are damaged due to the concussion.

Usually there is a history of low backache or neck pain in the past. Apart from pain, herniated disc is preceded by other symptoms, some of them are:

  1. Pain in the arm or the leg: Depending on which part of the body you have suffered the herniated disc, in the neck or in your lower back, this condition is succeeded by intense pain either near the buttocks or near the shoulders. It goes without saying that this pain increases sharply with movement.
  2. Numbness: That part of the body where the nerves are damaged due to herniated disc often becomes numb and has no sensation whatsoever.
  3. Weakness: Due to herniated disc, the muscles become weak that considerably impairs and curbs mobility. Such muscle weakness can become permenant if not treated at an early stage.

However, there are various ways by which you can prevent a herniated disc. Some of them are:

  1. Exercise: Exercise in any form and even for a short while yields several benefits. Your body invariably gains momentum and agility. If you exercise daily, your spine becomes more stable and strong, thereby preventing a possible herniated disc. It is strongly recommended to consult an orthopaedician before starting any exercise regime. Wrong exercises and improper form can further worsen the problem. Avoid activites like bending forward, overhead activites or lifting of heavy weight as these can worsen a herniated disc.
  2. Maintaining the right and good posture: A lot depends on the way you sit and walk, in fact, more than you can imagine. If you sit badly, it exerts a pressure on the spine and the discs. Subsequently, a good posture does the very reverse and curbs chances of a herniated disc in the future.
  3. Keep a tab on the weight: It is always healthy to maintain the right weight, the one that keeps you away from the onset of various diseases. If you are overweight, it puts more pressure on the spine disc, thereby increasing the risk of developing a herniated disc.

Herniated Disc - Its Diagnosis And Effects!

Herniated Disc - Its Diagnosis And Effects!

A herniated disc also known as a slip disc or prolapsed disc refers to the problem where one of the discs located in between the bones of the vertebrae(backbone) gets damaged and stacks itself upon the nerves. The tender inner portion of the disc gets protruded over the outer ring. Herniated disc causes severe neck pain and back pain. It occurs when the outer ring gets weak and tears down. The most common symptoms include pain and numbness, especially on one side of the body. The pain extends down to the arms and legs. It worsens during nighttime. The muscles become weak. Overweight people are likely to have this disease, as the discs carry extra weight. Old people are vulnerable to a slipped disc.

Effects of Herniated Disc:

  • An untreated case of herniated disc may cause permanent damage to the nerves.
  • In certain cases, a herniated disc is capable of cutting off nerve impulses to the "caudal equine"nerves, present in the lower back and legs. This leads to loss of bladder control or bowel control.
  • Saddle anesthesia is another long-term effect. Nerves are compressed by the slip disc, causing loss of sensation in the inner portions of your thighs, the back of your legs and surrounding the rectum region.
  • Symptoms may improve or worsen.

Diagnosis of Herniated Disc:

Treatment or diagnosis of herniated disc or slip disc can be either conservative or surgical in nature. The nature of treatment is determined according to your discomfort level and the kind of pain you are experiencing, or how much the disc has slipped out.

  • The pain caused by herniated disc can be relieved by undertaking an exercise schedule which includes stretching and strengthening the spine and its surrounding muscles.
  • A physiotherapist should be appointed for recommending the types of exercises.
  • Taking pain relievers also soothes the pain.
  • Stronger medicines prescribed by doctors include muscle relaxers, narcotics to deal with the pain, medicines for nerve pain such as "gabapentin"  or "duloxetine".
  • In case of the symptoms not subsiding within a span of six weeks, surgery may be recommended by your doctor. The surgeon may have to remove the damaged part of the disc. This surgery is called a microdiscectomy.

Sir I am suffering from bulging disc l4l5 since 3 year's. Please give me treatment and suggestions. Thank you.

You need to have pain killers and hot back treatment when you have pain. Take plenty of rest. But after the pain goes away, you need to walk for 30 mins at least and do lower back physiotherapy exercises every day twice to avoid taking pain killers.
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I have herniated disc in l5 s1 I had severe pain can this be treated via ozone therapy.

I have herniated disc in l5 s1 I had severe pain
can this be treated via ozone therapy.
Herniation of l5s1 main reason is vitamin and calcium deficiency so check and take treatment then consult orthopaedic doctor.
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I have been suffering from disc herniation (l5 s1) for last 1 month. Have been undergoing physiotherapy. But for last 3 days, I am unable to stand on my left toes. The doctor has put me on medication and has advised for complete bed rest for at least next 6-8 days. If the condition remains same, he might suggest for surgery. Please suggest.

Hi. I would advice you to take rest for 10 days. Then keep some hot water bag for 15-20 mins 3 times a day. Start doing core activation exercise along with physio. Don't take traction sometimes it may aggravate pain.
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Herniated Disc - Effects And Diagnosis Of The Issue!

Herniated Disc - Effects And Diagnosis Of The Issue!

Herniated disc also known as a slip disc or prolapsed disc and it refers to the problem where one of the discs located in between the bones of the vertebrae(backbone) gets damaged and stacks itself upon the nerves. The tender inner portion of the disc gets protruded over the outer ring. Herniated disc causes severe neck pain and back pain. It occurs when the outer ring gets weak and tears down. The most common symptoms include pain and numbness, especially on one side of the body. The pain extends down to the arms and legs. It worsens during nighttime. The muscles become weak. Overweight people are likely to have this disease, as the discs carry extra weight. Old people are vulnerable to a slip disc.

Effects of Herniated Disc:

 

  1. An untreated case of Herniated disc may cause permanent damage to the nerves.
  2. In certain cases, a Herniated disc is capable of cutting off nerve impulses to the "caudal equine"nerves, present in the lower back and legs. This leads to loss of bladder control or bowel control.
  3. Saddle anaesthesia is another long-term effect. Nerves are compressed by the slip disc, causing loss of sensation in the inner portions of your thighs, the back of your legs and surrounding the rectum region.
  4. Symptoms may improve or worsen.

Diagnosis of Herniated Disc:
Treatment or diagnosis of Herniated disc or slipped disc can be either conservative or surgical in nature. The nature of treatment is determined according to your discomfort level and the kind of pain you are experiencing, or how much the disc has slipped out.

  1. The pain caused by Herniated disc can be relieved by undertaking an exercise schedule, which includes stretching and strengthening the spine and its surrounding muscles.
  2. physiotherapist should be appointed for recommending the types of exercises.
  3. Taking pain relievers also soothes the pain.
  4. Stronger medicines prescribed by doctors include-muscle relaxants, narcotics to deal with the pain, medicines for nerve pain such as "gabapentin"  or "duloxetine".
  5. In case of the symptoms not subsiding within a span of six weeks, a surgerymay be recommended by your doctor. The surgeon may have to remove the damaged part of the disc. This surgery is called a microdiscectomy.
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Kya lumber spine me l4 l5 and s1 disc bulge me surgery karwana safe hai agar haan to kaha karwana chahiye aur cost kya hona chahiye. Please suggest me.

You seem to have interevertebral disc prolapse and need an ortho checkup before any surgery is done.
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