A herniated disc, caused by the soft center of a spinal disc pushing through a crack in the exterior casing, is one of the most common causes of back and leg pain. Although common, herniated discs, also known as slipped discs, can be one of the most painful injuries one can experience. However, not every case of a herniated disc needs medical attention. Here are some ways you can treat a herniated disc at home. Keep in mind, I am not a licensed medical professional, these are simply just tips. If your symptoms are severe and especially if you are pregnant, seek medical attention immediately.
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8 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain: Back pain is one of the most excruciating sensations one can experience. Pain can be caused by a chronic condition such as ankylosing spondilitis or scoliosis, a sudden accident, lack of activity, or constant strain. It causes us to slow down and even quit some tasks that used to be manageable. If back pain gets bad enough, it may even leave some bed ridden. Medicine or hot/cold patches may provide temporary relief, but eventually the pain will return. Stretching helps the muscles activate and build strength to support the spine - leading to reduced frequency and intensity of pain. Below are some simple exercises that can have you back on your feet in no time:
Truck driving is one of the least healthy careers, according to medical experts and those in the profession.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics supports that claim, calling trucking one of the highest-risk occupations in the U.S. in a 2007 study. While the risk obviously includes the danger posed by highway accidents, unhealthy lifestyles also play a part, said Dr. Clayton Cowl, who practices occupational medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.