Sciatic Hernia Anatomy

Top 3 Exercises For Herniated Discs

A great exercise for disc herniation especiallyif the person has symptoms down the leg is a prone prop. A prone prop is laying onyour stomach propped up on the elbows. We hold this position in the for 2 minutes.Pretty simple. If this is too difficult and it is too much extension, too much bending backward,here is what we can do. Same idea here. We are propping up on a pillow. We arenot neutral. We are slightly beyond that. Same idea. What we are doing is we are compressingthe disc moving it forward away from the nerve relieving the symptoms downthe leg. Normally what will happen is if the person has symptoms into their lower leg andit moves forward in this direction, that is

called centralization. That is exactly whatwe are looking for. The next exercise is the prone press up. Itis a press up from the stomach position. You are going to start right here. Keep yourwaist and legs flat on the table. You are going to press up here, Becca. Hold that fora second or two and them back down. In our , we hold it at the top for 5 secondsand go up to 20 repetitions. We do it 20 times. The modification for somebody who can'tgo back that far. Start right here and press up halfway then back down. You can doit like that or you can put your hands forward and press up. Same idea just limitingthe range of motion. But as you are

doing this, if it is the right exercise foryou and you have symptoms in your leg, you should feel it moving towards your back. Whenyou don't have symptoms in your leg and they are only your back, you are doingthe right thing. For people who work all day long and theyhave a disc herniation, this is a great exercise that they can do throughout the day.What you are going to do is you are going to stand like this with your hands onthe low back, bend back and back up. The modification is you can put your hands onthe wall and do the same exact thing. Your hands would be on the wall like this, doingthe same exact thing. Take your belly button

towards the wall.

How open femoral hernia surgery is carried out

This animation will show how a femoral herniaforms and how it's treated with open surgery. A separate animation shows keyhole surgery. the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewindor fastforward the animation. This animation contains sound.Here we show the small bowel, abdomen and abdominal muscles.A femoral hernia is a lump that forms in the groin at the top of the thigh.It occurs when part of the contents of the abdomen,such as a bit of fat or part of the intestine (bowel),pushes through a weakness in the abdominal

wall into the femoral canal.The femoral canal is a passage at the top of the front of the thigh.It runs next to the blood vessels as they pass down from the abdomen into the thigh.Here we show the femoral hernia forming. The aim of a hernia repair operation is topush the abdominal contents back in place and strengthen the weakness of the abdominalwall. You will be given injections of local anaesthetic.These will completely block feeling in the groin area and you will stay awakeduring the operation. Alternatively a general anaesthetic may beused.

This means you will be asleep during the operationand feel no pain. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect,a single cut (about 5 to 10cm long) will usually be made in your groin.Here we show you where the cut will be made. The contents of the hernia will be pushedback in place. Your surgeon may stitch a synthetic mesh overthe weak spot to strengthen the abdominal wall.The cut will be closed with dissolvable stitches and adhesive strips called SteristripsThis is the end of the animation. on the animation screen to watch itagain.

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