In the Spine, the disks are soft padding between the vertebrae, allowing the spinal column to bend of flex while also absorbing shock. The outer ring of the disk is made of cartilage and is called the annulus. The center part is a gel like substance which called the nucleus.
A disk herniates when part of the nucleus pushes the annulus out into the spinal canal, compressing the spinal cord. A herniated disk or slipped disk can be caused by bad posture due to lake of body awareness, sudden pressure or improper lifting.
The most common symptom is sciatica where one feels sharp, shooting pain extending from the buttocks down the back of a leg caused by compression of the spinal cord. You may also have weakness, tingling or numbness in one leg, burning pain centered in the back, loss of bowel/bladder control etc.
Treatment with Yoga (Yoga for Herniated Disk)
If you are experiencing any of the above, check with your healthcare professional immediately. To exhilarated the pain relief try these simple stretches Yoga for Herniated Disk.
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Amit Namdev is a certified Yoga Teacher teaching for over 13 years around in 7 countries. And now Yoga in Hanoi with Amit brings you more awareness to your postures. Learn to practice corrective yoga techniques and avoid potential yoga injuries.
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