A neighbor of mine once told me “Getting old is not for the faint of heart,” and that’s always stuck with me.
After all, haven’t we all had one of those days where we wake up somehow having managed to injure ourselves in our sleep?
Or, if you’re like an old classmate of mine (who shall remain nameless), maybe there was a time you ate a big meal and a couple of hours later ended up taking yourself to the emergency room because you had not yet learned what heartburn felt like.
We’ve all been there.
And, like it or not, back pain is more likely than not something we’re all going to have to learn to prepare for and manage.
So, right here, right now, let’s start with lesson number one…
Simple ways to prevent a herniated disc.
Absolutely no one wants to deal with back pain.
Whether you’re living with pain today or looking to reduce your risk of injury and find ways to prevent a herniated disc in the future, you may be curious about how you can strengthen your spine.
And as the go-to provider of non-surgical spinal disc treatment in Harleysville, PA, we’re here to tell you that you’ve come to the right place!
When it comes to fortifying your spinal discs, it’s wise to start with the body’s core -- the set of muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support your spinal column and help your spinal discs move.
Your core needs to have a balance of strength and flexibility to perform at its best.
A strong core allows your body to have the support it needs to move, bend, and twist without causing injuries, and a flexible core is crucial to allowing the body to move well and through a full range of motion.
Together, these physical qualities help you keep your spinal discs healthy, just like movement-based care such as the adjustments we provide.
So, our top 3 ways to prevent a herniated disc include:
As noted in the list above, engaging in exercise to improve your core strength or to strengthen the abdominal, back extensor and rotator muscle groups can help you reduce your risk of spinal disc injury.
And in our time providing non-surgical spinal disc treatment in Harleysville, PA, we’ve seen first-hand just how much of a difference incorporating and prioritizing core work can make in our patients’ spinal health.
The stronger your core is, the less load your disc sees with activities of daily living, ultimately lessening the risk of herniation, which is why we compiled the following list of ways to prevent a herniated disc at home.
We recommend the following exercises and stretches below and aiming for 10 repetitions of each and then repeating each 2-3 times a week.
It's been said that we don't get old and stiff, we get stiff then old.
The fundamental takeaway from our list of ways to prevent a herniated disc is that It’s much easier to keep your spine moving than to get your spine moving, and our practice is here to help you stay active, healthy, and happy!
If you’re ready to get serious about your spinal health or you’re looking for non-surgical spinal disc treatment in Harleysville, PA, reach out to us today to schedule a visit whether it’s been awhile since your last adjustment or it’s time for your first.
Our expert team will work with you to assess your movement and create a plan of action to keep you pain-free and at the top of your game for years to come.
Our doors are open, and we’re here for you!
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Exercise for Sciatica from a Herniated Disc. Spine-Health. 2019.
658 Harleysville Pike Suite 110
Harleysville, PA 19438, US