Herniated Disc in Weightlifting
So, lifting weights on a herniated disc could be a challenge.
A herniated disk, or a slipped or ruptured disk, occurs when some of the soft jelly in the center of the disk slips out past the tough exterior. People with a herniated disk do not usually need surgery. Doctors often recommend physiotherapy to treat the symptoms of a herniated disk. Any disk in the spine can become herniated, including the neck, but it most commonly occurs in the lower back. Different exercises can help depending on where the herniated disk is. Exercises and physiotherapy are often important parts of recovery from a herniated disk. A doctor will usually recommend a few days of rest after experiencing a herniated disk. Doing gentle activities and exercises will strengthen the muscles that support the spine and reduce pressure on the spinal column. They will also promote flexibility in the spine and may help reduce the risk of a herniated disk from recurring.
It is important that the reader be able to apply fundamental anatomic and biomechanical information to the selection of any intervention for the lumbar spine. A brief overview of the intervertebral disc and body articulations will be presented in order to provide a basis for the premise of healing of the HLD.
You just have to put effort into having a purposeful rehabilitation program that will heal you effectively and quickly, allowing you to participate fully in the activities that make you who you are.
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