Is treatment of a extruded cervcal disk by yoga possible?
Cervical disc disorders include herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), internal disc disruption (IDD), and degenerative disc disease. It is essential to have knowledge of biomechanics and anatomy to understand extruded cervical disc diseases. Extruded cervical disc herniation can cause a pain that travels down the arm and can sometimes also be accompanied by a feeling of tingling and numbness down to the tips of the finger. It can sometimes lead to a weakness in the muscles as well. This condition usually happens in men and women who are between the ages of 30 and 50.
Extruded cervical disc herniation is one of the most commonly treated conditions by spine specialists. The pain in the arm occurs when a cervical disc presses or pinches a nerve. This will cause the pain to travel down the nerve that is pressed. Some of the symptoms of extruded cervical disc herniation are weakness that is caused in the deltoid muscles, biceps and triceps, and also not being able to grip tightly. There may also be a pain that can go down to the thumb, middle finger or to the side of the hand.
Extruded cervical disc rupture symptoms can often be similar to other conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff problems, and gout. In some patients, there can be a compression of the spinal cord in which the material of the disc presses down on the spinal cord. This condition can be quite serious and a treatment plan that is more aggressive may be required. When there is a spinal disc compression the patient will have a stumbling or awkward gait and difficulty with motor skills in the arms and hands.
In extruded cervical disc herniation, pain in the neck, shoulder, or arms is a definite indication of the condition. The pain can be either dull or severe that can be present between the shoulder blades and neck. Pain can be induced in the turning of the neck sideways. Once you are diagnosed with extruded cervical disc herniation, your doctor will recommend you to perform a heat or cold therapy to reduce the inflammation. Some inflammatory medications may also be used with it. It may also be advised to do physical therapy like stretching and a gentle massage. However, make sure to perform them under the supervision of a physical therapist. If the normal treatments are not effective, surgery may be the last option.
Submitted by A on November 10, 2010 at 05:34
The practice of yoga for cervical herniated disc can be helpful. The reason why yoga for cervical herniated disc is effective is because it helps in increasing the oxygen supply to the body significantly. Insufficient blood flow to the herniated disc is one of the problems in the condition. Blood provides nutrients and oxygen which is essential for healing. Due to the lack of blood flow to the disc there are not enough nutrients and oxygen to facilitate healing. The practice of yoga for a cervical herniated disc like the Plough pose and Hatha yoga help in strengthening the lateral walls and prevent the bulging.
Lumbar herniated disc is also called prolapsed, slipped or ruptured disc. It is a medical condition in which the soft tissue present in between the lumbar disc experiences too much pressure and ruptures. Yoga for lumbar herniated disc like the Warrior I pose (Virabhadrasana), Locust pose (Salabhasana), and Supported shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana) are very useful in the treatment. The practice of Warrior I (Virabhadrasana) helps in stretching the Soleus and Gastrocnemius, strengthening the abdominal area and increasing the curve of the lumbar. The locust pose helps to increase the natural curve of the lumbar and reduces the pressure on the Lumbosacral area.
Thoracic herniated disc occurs when the disc of the spinal column in the thoracic region becomes bulged. This condition is not as common as lumbar and cervical herniated disc. Practice of yoga for thoracic herniated disc can help ease the pain and bring temporary relief. Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe) is an excellent yoga for the back and herniated disc problems. It helps in aligning the spine and stretching the muscles of the hamstring and the lower back. When you practice this pose it is important that you prevent the spine from rounding.
The practice of yoga will not be able to repair the herniated disc but can be a valuable part of treatment. Before you begin practicing yoga you should first consult a doctor as to the seriousness of your condition. This is because if the condition is severe the practice of yoga and any forms of exercise that put stress on the spine should be avoided. It is also important that you practice the yoga postures under the guidance of a qualified instructor who has experience with patients of herniated disc problems. This is because some of the yoga poses, if not done properly, can cause injury and make your condition worse.
Submitted by A on September 21, 2010 at 05:26
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Yes, a cure is possible with Yoga, medication, wearing supports and being careful at all times. Never bend forwards and down, no matter what the reason or incentive!
Submitted by A on August 3, 2007 at 06:22
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