The causes herniation may include the following: over-burdening of the spine, strenuous physical activity, obesity, spinal injury. Disc herniation can occur in younger people, as a result of the above factors.
The most common symptoms of herniation are as follows:
– Back pain, which goes down to the leg and in many cases the pain can be felt in the foot. It also may feel pain at the back of the knee.
– Buttock Pain, which slopes toward the back of the legs.
– Sudden movements, walking or sitting causes severe pain in the affected area of herniation.
– Unbearable pain during the night
– Pain when moving the spine, getting up, bending, frequent pain in the lumbar region of the spine can be a warning sign that it was a herniation.
The symptoms of herniated cervical (cervical) spine:
– Pain in the back of the neck
– Dull pain near the blades
– Pain in the shoulder, upper arm, forearm, hand and fingers
– Pain by sliding doors and turning heads
– Stronger pain when coughing, straining and laughing
– Spasms of the neck muscles
– Muscle weakness hands
Disc herniation – prevention
To save the health of the spine and inter-vertebral disks, it would be best to keep a healthy habits. Do your exercises, for example. yoga or aerobics, go swimming, doing stretching exercises to help your spine maintain its elasticity and mobility.
Also, the gym and specific exercises are helpful to keep the spine in good condition. The cause herniation that we cited above is obesity also. Therefore, we recommend obese people to pay more attention to their weight, as this may prevent this health problem.
Be careful when moving the spine, avoid sudden movements and lifting heavier weights that are plaguing the spine.
Eat healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and foods rich in antioxidants, which help to regenerate tissue in the body.
Daily drink sufficient amount of water (2 liters per day) required for optimum hydration. When the body hydrated, then the body more easily perform essential functions and restores properly.
Foods for the prevention and treatment of disk herniation
Seaweed, brewer’s yeast, berries and citrus fruits, garlic, seeds and cereals, vegetable milk, vegetable oil, fish and legumes must be an integral part of your diet if you want to prevent or treat discus hernia.
Avoid refined sugars and refined flour, processed meat products, fried foods in oils and fast food, because it disrupts the body and accelerate the aging process.
Persons suffering from herniated disc once before were advised lying, ie. bed rest and therapy with analgesics (painkillers).
However, nowadays rarely is recommended bed rest. On the contrary, the recommendation is physical therapy.
If proper nutrition is added to physical therapy, the positive results can occur, people with herniation can recover and continue with their normal daily activities.
In severe forms of herniated disc, if symptoms are not eliminated naturally, in extreme cases the treatment is done through the application of steroid injections or surgery.
Surgery should always be the last option, make sure to avoid through natural healing methods. Also, the relaxation of spasms and back pain, as well as an efficient method of phytotherapy (treatment with natural herbs) can help.
Physical therapy is essential for the treatment of disk herniation. A professional therapist can show you effective guidance on how to repair the health of the spine.
They will help you learn various stretching exercises, workouts and how to relax your back and spine, which advantageously affect the discomfort and pain caused by disc herniation.
Within physical therapy, can be included hydrotherapy, which is based on various exercises in the water with which further strengthen back muscles, improves mobility and flexibility of the spine.
Also, in order to relieve severe pain, massage to relax the muscles may be beneficial. In addition, recently many people with herniated disc decide to ozone therapy.
Treatment with ozone is applied directly to the damaged area, as well as injections of steroids.