How To Treat Spinal Disk Herniation Naturally?
Spinal disk herniation (slipped disk) and other issues in the spine appear between the 30 and 50 years of age.
This happens because the aging process of the spine’s disks begins in our childhood and early youth. This means that this health condition could occur in people in their 20’s. At the other hand, after 50 years of age the disks are losing significant amount of water and are less likely to “leak”.
Symptoms of Spinal Disk Herniation
The symptoms of this condition are different when it comes to the lumbar or cervical part of the spine:
- Pain in the lower back
- Tingling or pain that runs down the leg
- Pain in the gluteal region
- Tingling or pain in the calves
- Pain in the knee or around the knee
- Distorted body posture
- Tingling in the feet
- Poor urination control
- Poor foot control
- Pain while stretching, bending, rotating or tilting your body
- Sexual dysfunction
- Stinging in the leg or cold sensation in your legs
In case of contact with the spinal cord, many problems could occur in your body.
What Is Spinal Disk Herniation And Which Are The Causes?
Intervertebral disk is consisted of fibrous ring that surrounds the core of gel, which contains water. In time, this ring weakens, which results with cracks and the gel content leaks. When the disk dislocates it presses the nerve, which leads to sciatica.
In addition to hereditary factors, on which we cannot affect, slipped disk can be caused by excessive workload and insufficient rest of our spine.
Actually, the disc’s nutrition works on the principles of sponges (because they don’t have blood vessels) – in standing position the pressure in the disk is increased and harmful substances are squeezed. On the other hand, while we are resting in the bed or sitting with a backrest of angle of 45 degrees this pressure is reduced and the nutrients are absorbed in the disks.
The modern lifestyle brings us too much strain (especially sitting and stending), and less relief, which leads to poor diet and quicker deterioration of the disks.
This is also supported by the poor body posture, obesity, smoking and poor physical activity, which makes the muscles weak. And the muscles are the ones that should support the spine together with the disks.
How To Treat Spinal Disk Herniation?
In case of amplification of the problems, the slipped disk must be operated.
But, it is not easy to go for this kind of surgery. So, you can try with some natural solution before trying with surgery.
Grab one potato and slice it into slices. Wrap the painful area with these slices.
Also, you can fry 10 crumpled garlic cloves in olive oil and use this warm mixture to wrap the painful area. Hold this wrap for 3 hours.
Also, the intake of B complex vitamins along with calcium and magnesium is highly recommended. Vitamin B will help you in the regeneration of damaged nerves.