We’re going to look now at a lumbar spine MRI of a patient that has a disc herniation and again we see the side view spinal cord ending here nerve roots coming out and the white being cerebral spinal fluid the water these are the vertebra these are the discs the L one two two three and three four discs are normal the white on the inside the jelly is full of water the dark plies in the tire normal here at the four five level there is a degenerative disk you don’t see the.
Normal white of a normal disc and you see a small tear in the back of the disc right there at the five one level it looks somewhat like the four five level as it’s dark in the disc but you can see a complete rupture at the back of the disc and a disc herniation here which is filling up the spinal canal this is a typical disc herniation you can look at it now from the topdown view and will come down to the five one level no better yet.
We will start at three four here and here is that jelly filled donut the normal jelly on the inside the donut on the outside the sack of nerves here all of these black dots are the nerve roots the back of the disc is flat to concave this is normal we come down from that level to the four five level and here is a small tear in the back of the disc this is called an annular tear but the nerves behind that tear are not compressed therefore this patient shouldn’t have any nerve pain from this tear.
Back Pain Exercises HERNIATED DISCS WEIGHT LIFTING!
What’s up, guys Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Bulging discs, herniated discs, ruptured discs, bad backs, blownout backs, you’ve heard all the terms before, but what does it actually mean Today I want to show you guys exactly what it means right here on our skeleton. And more importantly tell you how you can make sure in your own training that you’re doing the right things, or avoiding the wrong things, to try to give yourself the best shot of never having this happen to you. Now right off the bat I think it’s very important to clarify, bulging discs and herniated discs.
Can happen to anybody at any time. You don’t have to be in the gym to have this happen. So, that means that any exercise can cause one of these situations to happen. And it can happen quickly. But there are a few things that will lead ourselves to this situation much more frequently, and those are the things I want to help fortify you guys against with this tutorial. So, first of all, let’s take a little bit of a closer look inside to see exactly what’s going on so you can understand that.
And then we’ll come back out of it and talk about some of the situations that you might want to make sure you’re extra careful of when you are training. Alright, so let’s go handheld here so I can show you exactly what’s going on. What you’ll see here is the spine, ok. We have series of vertebrae here that stack on top of each other, as you guys probably know. And they’re broken down into the different levels of the spine that we hear so often, right. Cervical spine from here down through the neck.
And then we have our thoracic spine that comes down through our midback. And then we have our 5 lumbar vertebrae that make up our lower back, ok. Now, coming back around to the front. When we talk about the discs, you can see these brown structures right here in between provide spacing and padding between our vertebrae when they’re healthy and natural, ok, in a natural state. But what happens is, when we have a herniation, you can look down here, you actually get a leakage of the material that’s inside the disc.
It’s called the nucleus pulposus, right, as this thing comes out and squishes out, it literally is like a jelly donut effect. This would be a nice, intact jelly donut. If you were to squeeze it, then it would bleed out this innerdisc material that then, as you can see, pushes and hits one of these nerve roots that then travels down to the, you know, throughout the body, right, down to our lower extremities. We have different dermatomes that these different nerve roots run to. So, when we train, if we were to have some sort of an injury and I’ll cover again what.
Some of these activities might be that could cause this a little bit more often than others, once you get the leakage, if it’s not touching on a nerve root, that’s when you have basically a bulging disc, or a herniated disc that may not, again, be symptomatic because it may not be touching on the nerve root. But as soon as this material right here contacts the nerve root, you’re going to get symptoms down that dermatome, wherever that might go. And that’s what would explain for some people that wind up complaining of hip pain or knee.
Pain or thigh pain, or even numbness or tingling down in the toes because it depends again on what level and what nerve root this is pushing on. Alright, so back in the real world here, what we really care about as guys lifting are we want to know, what are the activities that might lead to this situation more often than others. And again, there’s any exercise at any time that can cause this, but the issue is we want to make sure that we fortify ourselves, as I said, as much as we can.
The first thing, guys, core strength. We need to know that we have the appropriate core strength. And it’s not just your abs. Guys, please, you guys know that abs alone are not your core. Your abs are just one portion of your core. Your hips, your lateral trunk flexors, and stabilizers are going to be incredibly important to contributing to your overall stability. So, Side Planks and other exercises that incorporate more than just your crunching activities of your abdominal muscles is going to be key to fortifying that core to make sure you have the stability of your entire trunk. But that.
Being said, the biggest culprit for creating one of these herniation in your low back is going to be a combination of flexion and rotation in the lumbar spine at the same time, and more so, loaded flexion and extension. So what exercise would that naturally be That could be a Dead Lift. Now, Dead Lifts are probably one of the best exercises you could possibly do. Especially as a trainer to athletes, we know the value of a Dead Lift. The functional value of a Dead Lift is unparalleled. But one of the other areas I’ve covered on the squats before is the positioning of the.
Hips. So when I take this dowel in front of me, if you’re Dead Lifting, you have to be very, very careful that not just your feet are square on the ground, but that your hips are square as well. So if your feet are lined up straight ahead here, but my hips are open to here, you can see that. Now, if I go to do my Dead Lift now in that position, I’m essentially rotated here to the left. So even though it’s a subtle thing, we are combining flexion with rotation.
That would be something you definitely want to be aware of and alert for to make sure that that’s not happening to you. Next we want to talk about the squat, and yet again another great exercise obviously for building lower body strength and power. But it is another one that can leave us susceptible to a lower back issue especially if we already have a predisposing thing going on in our low back. That’s because you get that tendency to get a rapid flexionextension if you have a Butt Wink. We’ve covered why we think that might happen in other tutorials.
But the Butt Wink is going to be a rapid change in pelvic position from that anterior tilt to the posterior tilt and then back in the anterior. And that’s under load, like under load of the back squat, the weight that you got on your back. That anterior position is fine. It’s when you get to that posterior position and getting a rapid flexion of your lumbar spine and again, we talked about, it’s one of the components, minus the rotation that can cause an issue. The same thing I just covered with the Dead Lift, and the hips are open and not square,.
You’re going to get a rotary effect of the pelvis too. So, the Butt Wink with unsquare hips is going to cause even twice the issues that we might have otherwise. Now, what can we do to try to make sure that that doesn’t happen to us Well, first of all, we can work on that Butt Wink. And secondly, what we can do is, we can work on other versions of squats. I’m a big proponent of single leg squats. Why Because they allow us to continue to load up the weight, not have to necessarily sacrifice our overall strength in our legs.
Which is one of the things that winds up happening when guys want to drop down the weights on a Back Squat to be able to execute in perfect form if the Butt Wink is their limiting factor. They might be dropping the weights to levels that are below that which would challenge your legs and actually help them to continue to overload. But if you do a single leg version, you might be able to still tap into your strength and max out on your strength while at the same time protecting the low back because, and I don’t necessarily mean.
Single leg, I’m talking more about Bulgarian variations. So, you put your leg up behind you. As soon as you put your leg behind you, you’re actually flattening the low back. You’re creating a much flatter, much more stable lumbar spine so when you go down in the flexion, that lumbar spine stays where it needs to be. And it stays wellsupported while again at the same time not sacrificing the overall strength of your legs and quads while you’re training your legs. So, guys, again, anything can cause a low back issue. Anything can cause a disc to herniate.
Or bulge in it’s earlier stages. The thing is, you want to make sure that you’re doing the things that you can to prevent that from happening by training the right way. At ATHLEANX, as a physical therapist, I put together a strengthconditioning program that does this. It allows you guys train, and to train hard and to train at your max. But at the same time, have a healthy respect for how we’re going to get there and make sure that we do it in a smart way so that we’re eliminating the things that can happen to you and injure you, and keep.
You in the gym. Because the only way you’re ever going to get strong, the only way you’re going to see progressive results is if you stay in that gym and continue to train day in and day out. Right. So, that’s what we do. That’s over at ATHLEANX.COM. It’s our complete 90Day Training Program. In the meantime, if you found this tutorial helpful, and you see, we bring out the skeleton every time we do, you guys tend to like these tutorials, just let me know and I’ll keep making more.
Yoga Twist Workout for Back Pain Sciatica Relief How To Do Half Spinal Yoga Twists
Hi, I’m Manish Pole and this is Neetu Singh, we are part of Total Yoga. In this series of Yoga House tutorials we are looking at Desktop Yoga and specifically what can be done for the back to counter the effects of sitting at the desk for very long. Sit cross legged and holding your knee and the armrest turn around and look at the back. Breathing is normal. After 15 seconds come back to center and cross your leg the other way, lock your elbow, twist and look at the back. Stretch as much as is comfortable for you. Remember that you are.
Are twisting, and don’t turn the chair and think that you are twisting, and say that you body are twisting. For the standing stretch, see that one hand is on the opposite shoulder and holding the hip start to twist the back. Even a simple movement like this goes a long way in ensuring that your central nervous system functions optimally. Change to the other side. Ensure that there is no stiffness in the back, especially if you are sitting 78 hours at your work station. See to it that the back is kept flexed. So in this tutorial.
We saw what could be done in terms of spinal twisting. Most people would start working sitting like this and as the day proceeds they will then end up working on their desktop or laptop like this which means over a course of few years gets extremely unfit. So we’ve seen what we could do with twisting of the spine. In the next tutorial we are going to look at how we can give the other range of motion to the spine. Keep watching Yoga House tutorials. This is Manish and Neetu from Total Yoga signing off.
Sciatica Pain Relief and Treatment How To Relieve Sciatica Pain
Sciatica Pain Relief and Treatment How To Relieve Sciatica Pain At the end of this tutorial, you will find a very simple solution that will relieve you from sciatica pain.So what is sciatica Sciatica is a common condition that occurs in people with lower back damage, but the medication prescribed to relieve the pain associated with sciatica often differs between patients.Why does sciatica pain occur The sciatic nerve runs from the back of your pelvis and continues through each buttock down the leg and all the way to the foot and toes in fact, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body.
If the sciatic nerve is compressed such as from a slipped or herniated disc or if the nerve is irritated, it can result in pain along with a tingling sensation or numbness that radiates from the lower back down the leg and to the foot. There may be general back pain, but pain from a sciatic nerve is usually felt more in the buttocks and legs. What selfhelp measures can be used for reducing sciatic painSciatic pain may go away naturally, often within 6 to 12 weeks for many people, but in others only after a year or longer.
Initial selfhelp measures include Exercise Remaining as active as possible is important because inactivity can make the symptoms worse according to the British Association of Spine Surgeons. All the research during the past decade indicates that resting up may prolong the time it takes to recover from back pain. The NHS recommends walking, gentle stretching and other simple exercises to help reduce the severity of the symptoms as well as strengthen the back muscles. Hot compression pack Using a hot compression pack, available from a pharmacy, on the painful area may provide some pain relief.
Overthecounter painkillers Paracetamol is preferred but also nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can be effective in providing pain relief. What treatments may be prescribed for sciatic pain For people who experience a longer period of sciatic pain, doctors may prescribe medication that can help relieve the pain and help keep them mobile. However, these medicines affect people differently, so it is difficult for doctors to know which ones to prescribe. However, doctors may have to prescribe other treatments before they find one that helps. Among the prescribed medications for treating sciatic pain are Opioid analgesics such as codeine, dihydrocodeine or tramadol, or a short course of morphine. Benzodiazepines such as diazepam for spasms in the paraspinal muscles.
Tricyclic antidepressants including amitriptyline these were originally designed to treat depression but they also provide relief from nerve pain. Anticonvulsants such as gabapentin or pregabalin these were originally designed to treat epilepsy but have also been found useful for treating nerve pain, and are an option if the pain is not responding to traditional analgesics. Spinal injections with a corticosteroid or local anaesthetic to deliver medication directly to the inflamed area around the nerve. Good news. I have a special deal for you. Below this tutorial is a special program that will enable you treat sciatica within 7 days or less.
Back Pain and Sciatica Relief Yoga Tutorial Tutorial
I’m Asha. Come up on to the knees, bring the left foot forward and then take your right elbow and bring it outside the left knee. Knee stays aligned with the heel. You can press your left palm against your thigh to help you twist a little, so the twist is coming all the way from the abdomen. Bring the palms together and then when you feel nice and stable, tuck the toes up the right leg and lift the knee off the ground. You can look over to the side or behind. And then to get even deeper into the twist, allow the right palm to come.
Down and the left palm to come up. And you can release by dropping the knee down and coming back to the center. For an additional twist, a really nice and tight twist, you can try a binding pose. So bring the elbow all the way down, so that the shoulders are on the knee. Give yourself a little twist and then right palm underneath and left palm over, bring the finger tips together. You can hook them and then lift off the back leg. See if you can look behind you to really enjoy the full benefits of the twists. And to release,.
Granite City IL. Chiropractor 618.451.8830 Back Pain Relief
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Herniated Disc Relief Boulder Louisville, CO Jay Uecker, D.C. Network Chiropractor
Hi there Jay Uecker here at the Netowrk Life Center in Louisville, CO. I want to talk with you about disc herniation. Here’s your spine. You have 24 vertebrae or 24 spinal bones in your spine. Between each of those bones is this intervertebral disc or this connective tissue pad. What can happen is the outer wall of that pad that disc can start to weaken over time and that can result in a bulge where that disc starts to bulge or actually where the insides of that disc, the internal material, starts to.
Lower Back Pain Causes 360 6924264 Adams Chiropractic Silverdale WA HD
If you suffer from lower back pain, your injury may steam from three common causes. I’m doctor Kurt Adams i’ve been in practice here in Kitsap County for 28 years. In this tutorial we’re going to explain these causes and offer you a safe effective nondrug treatment option to help rid you of your pain. The first type of condition we see here commonly are strains and sprains. This is usually caused by lifting and twisting, slips and falls and motor vehicle accidents. Ligaments and muscles have been stretched and torn causing vertebrae to become misaligned or hyper mobile.
We address these problems with with chiropractic adjustments that help realign the joints and improve spinal function. Leading to decreased pain, inflammation and swelling. Our team of Licensed Massage Therapist also help this kind of condition tremendously by addressing these inflamed soft tissues and ligaments. If you are sedentary or sit at a computer for long periods of time this can often lead to a second type of condition we effectively treat which is Sciatica. This is caused by discs bulging onto a large nerve that runs from your lower back down.
The back or side of your leg all the way to your feet. Chiropractic helps this tremendously by improving joint function and alignment. Thereby decreasing disc bulging. We also utilize traction and decompression of the disc that offers patients tremendously amounts of relief. And the last but certainly not least is hip and pelvis pain. This is usually caused by un level legs andor pelvis that can cause un do stresses when we walk. This can often lead to hip, knee and even feet pain. We use a specially designed table that will gently and safely correct these pelvic and.
Leg imbalances. In some cases we will prescribe you heel lifts or custom orthotics to help aid your stabilization. So whether it sprains or strains, sciatic neuralgia caused by bulged discs or hip and pelvic imbalances that effect our stride and the way we walk, chiropractic is often a safe, effective first choice for many of our patients. If you or someone you know are experiencing these problems we would love to help. Call us to schedule and appointment today. When you do, mention this tutorial and you will receive a complementary consultation.