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Home Remedies For Your Herniated Disc

If you have been dealing with the pain and discomfort that comes with a herniated disc, you know that any sort of pain relief is welcomed and appreciated. First thing’s first, if you aren’t already seeing a doctor of chiropractic for your problem, it would be wise to make an appointment right now. Your local chiropractor will be able to assess your unique condition and can use all natural techniques such as manual manipulation in order to naturally restore your proper health.

In addition to going into the chiropractor on a regular basis (generally, appointments should be scheduled on a weekly or bi weekly basis in order to receive the most benefits that chiropractic can bring), there are certain stretches and exercises that you can perform at home in between sessions, which will generally work to improve your health and increase your healing time.

As pointed out by a great post by Bodi Empowerment, here are a few home remedies you can practice in between chiropractic sessions in order to achieve maximum health benefits.

The exercises that are recommended by chiropractors to patients who have experienced a herniated disc serve to do two things: exercises that gently coax a herniated disc back into its proper position, and stabilization exercises that prevent the disc from popping out, or slipping, a second time. Here are the best exercises for achieving pain relief and healing your herniated disc.

First, lie face down on a bed, keeping your elbows tucked in under your side. This is the position you should lie in for a few minutes each morning once you wake up. As you slowly get accustomed to the morning light, lying in this position will arch your back in the proper manner that will improve your situation. From this position, you can move into the sphinx stretch. From the prone position, get on your elbows and hold for two seconds. This stretch can be repeated every two hours, or at least every morning as a great way to wake up.

After performing these stretches and exercises, it’s time to check in with your body. Are you noticing any increased pain or discomfort? If so, then you need to stop doing these exercises and check in with your doctor of chiropractic on how to improve your health in other, safer ways that will work with your specific condition.

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