Ayurveda for Bulging Disc
Bulging is a condition occurring in the back, around the vertebrae, that can actually cause pain and disability in the other parts of the body too.
On ageing, the outermost fiber-like portion of our discs can lose strength. Then, the pressure from the central core of the disc can travel to the outer rim of the spine and result in a bulge of the disc. The pain is caused when the disc bulge compresses a nearby nerve root or the spinal cord causing pain.
Once this befalls an individual and is left untreated, the condition can worsen – the disc can continue to bulge till it tears, and then such a condition is called as a herniated disc.
Understanding the causes of bulging discs can help you avoid painful symptoms arising from them. Bulging discs is mostly related to increasing age and hence unavoidable.
But excluding activities that speed up the incidence of disc bulge is the best we can do for a safe health.
The first care you should always take is to protect your back when lifting heavy objects and while doing routine works like washing clothes, especially in women.
For a stable health, make it a habit to use good posture always.
Ayurveda is all about maintaining a good diet and a stable and healthy weight. It will save your spine from pressure.
On top of it, exercise regularly to strengthen your core muscles, built enough to support your body weight.
As soon as the diagnosis of asymptomatic bulging disc is confirmed, the immediate steps suggested to you will be those to relieve symptoms and pain. This will include rest, warm compresses, massages and herbal medication.
Most of the time, symptoms arising from a bulging disc will abate with this conservative treatment – which itself include strict diet, daily massage and herbal treatments. A surgery in the spine region is always a risky case and mostly unneeded.
Contact our dedicated team at the back pain clinic at the AyurAvani centre in Trivandrum if you feel you feel that you might have a bulging disc.