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Herniated Discs: Preventative Measures and Pain Management

Herniated Discs: Preventative Measures and Pain Management

Protecting Yourself When Your Back Is Compromised

Herniated discs are complex injuries that often require remedies from several different practices including doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors. If you are suffering from a herniated disc due to an accident, you deserve to take the time you need to heal and to have the compensation needed to cover all your medical care. Don’t let insurance companies, or workers’ compensation coverage, low-ball you for your injury compensation. Secure the legal guidance and representation you need from our team of Greenville personal injury attorneys at Christian & Christian.

Practices for Pain Management and Prevention of Increased Damage

When you have a herniated or bulged disc, it can seem like there is nothing that relieves the pain, but there are ways to take a bit of the pressure off the disc and hopefully prevent further damage. Before using any of the following remedies, speak with your doctor about what is best for your case.

A few home practices for pain management include:

  • Cautious movements and preventive measures: You can relieve pain and minimize worsening by avoiding high heels, avoiding sleeping on your stomach and avoid sitting for long periods of time. Focus on good posture or “stacking” hips over knees, shoulders over hips and head over shoulders. Avoid looking down at your phone for long periods of time. Sleep with a pillow under your knees if on your back or between your knees if on your side.
  • Relieve inflammation: Use ice, or heat, whichever your doctor recommends, and whichever feels good for your body. Some doctors recommend alternating 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off- ice or heat. Taking a hot bath or sitting in a jacuzzi may also give you some relief.
  • Physical activity and exercise: Strengthening your back and stomach muscles is something that everyone with herniated discs must eventually do. Depending on your current condition, and under your physician’s direct supervision, learn about exercises that are safe to do to build your core muscles, with the most emphasis on stabilizers. This will protect your back from further injury. Yoga, swimming, aqua aerobics and Pilates are great options for low impact but high effectiveness activities.

Focus on Recovery: Leave the Legal Stress to Us

If you were in a car accident, work related accident or are suffering from any other personal injury wherein a herniated disc is involved, you may be due compensation. Our team of Greenville personal injury lawyers can help if you are seeking compensation for a herniated disc injury, whether from an accident or via workers’ compensation. Don’t face the legal process alone, let us stand up for you.

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