In this article, we’re going to discuss about a condition called slipped disc. This condition is also known as a prolapsed or herniated disc and it usually occurs when one of the discs that sit between the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) is damaged and presses on the nerves. The symptoms it causes are back pain and neck pain, but also numbness, a tingling sensation, or weakness in other areas of the body.
The group of people that are most likely to acquire it include people ranging from 35 to 45 years of age. They can also experience other spine problems.
Doctors describe the condition as disks that begin to lose some of their protective water content with age. That makes them slip more easily out of place. Usually, slipped discs are more common in men than women.
What are the most common symptoms of slipped disc?
- Slipped disc in the neck
- Neck pain during movement
- Numbness or a tingling sensation in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand
- Weakness in certain muscles, which limits your range of movement
- Slipped disc in the lower back
- Back pain during movement
- Numbness or a tingling sensation in the back, buttocks, genitals, legs or feet
- Other nerves
- Muscle paralysis
- Muscle spasms – where your muscles contract suddenly and painfully
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Lower back pain
- Numbness in your groin
- Paralysis of one or both legs
- Rectal pain
- Loss of bowel control
- Loss of bladder control
- Pain in the inside of your thighs
What is a slipped disc and most common causes?
A slipped disk usually appears when the outer ring becomes weak or torn and allows the inner portion to slip out. Age is one cause for that, but also certain motions can also cause a slipped disk. A disk can slip out of place while you are twisting or turning to lift an object. A great strain on the lower back, resulting in a slipped disk can be caused by lifting a very large, heavy object. People who are at risk for slipped disks are those who have a very physically demanding job that requires a lot of lifting, but also overweight individuals, because their disks must support the additional weight. Weak muscles and a sedentary lifestyle may also contribute to development of a slipped disk.
How to treat slipped disc in all-natural way?
The treatment of slipped disks typically depends on the level of discomfort you are experiencing and how far the disk has slipped out of place. Most patients found a relief using an exercise program that stretches and strengthens the back as well as the surrounding muscles.
Physical therapists may recommend you exercises that can strengthen your back while reducing your pain. You should also take over-the-counter pain relievers and avoid heavy lifting and painful positions.
Here, we’re also going to present you a homemade remedy which includes: 1 potato cut it in slices. Apply the slices on the affected area.
You can also take 10 cloves of garlic, crush them well and cook them for 10 minutes. Then, remove them from heat, and make a hot compress out of it. Leave the compress on for at least 3 hours.
Here are also some simple tricks that can help you! Use safe lifting techniques: Bend and lift from your knees, not your waist, maintain a healthy weight, do not remain seated for long periods, get up and stretch periodically, do exercises to strengthen the muscles in your back, legs, and abdomen etc. and you’ll notice great changes very quickly!