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.
Repairing a Hernia with Surgery
MUSIC The abdominal wall consists ofskin, fatty tissue, and muscle. The intestines are protectedby the abdominal wall. A hernia occurs when thereis a weakness in the muscle. This can lead to a widening gap. Portions of intestine canget caught in the gap. Over time, the herniatedintestine can become larger. It can twist andcut off blood supply.
The only way to fixa hernia is with surgery. Hernia surgery repairsthe intestine, which involvesreducing the hernia. It also restores functionto the muscle layer. The muscle gap is closed toprevent hernias from recurring. Often a mesh is used tostrengthen the area. Scar revisions cansometimes be performed. MUSIC