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UNDERSTANDING HERNIATED DISCS (CONTINUED)

How does this happen? The vertebrae in the spine are stacked closely together, with only a small amount of space for the discs in between each bone. A disc can become herniated as a result of injury, car accident, or even simply from overuse. One of themost common causes of a herniated disc is heavy lifting. Weightlifters have to be especially wary not to suddenly lift something too heavy, otherwise risk experiencing a slipped disc. But experienced gym goers are not the only ones at risk. Every time you attempt to move a piece of furniture,aheavybox,orevenabigbagofbooks you need to be wary to lift correctly, otherwise face the risk of potentially herniating a disc in your back.

Treatment for Herniated Discs Pain associated with a herniated disc often develops inthesciaticnerve,anddoesn’tsubside with simple rest and relaxation. While hot and coldtherapywillhelpalleviatethepainassociated withmanydifferentback issues, itwon’tmakethe painofaherniateddiscgoaway.Thepain isoften frequentlyassociatedwithnumbness,weakness, and tingling in the legs. In many situations, the painwill feelmoresevereafter initialmovement, suchasstandingupor layingdown.Manypeople mistakenly refer to having a herniated disc as having “pinchedanerve,”but that isnot thecase.

Physical therapy is a great resource for attemptingtoovercomethepainassociatedwith a herniated disc. A combination of passive and activetechniques istypicallyemployed, including deep tissuemassage,electricalstimulation,and hydrotherapy, as well as deep stretching and strength building. If you suspect that you may have a herniated disc, contact a physical therapist right away. Attempting to engage in therapy at home could lead to further injury. It is best to have an experienced therapist assess your injury before attempting any treatment options.

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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Healthy Recipe: CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BISCOTTI

Directions Preheattheovento375degreesF. Inamedium bowlcombine theflour,bakingpowder,baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electricmixer,cream the ingredients together, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir until just combined. Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4 inches apart. Use the tines ofafork toflatten thecookiedough.Bakeuntil lightlygoldenaround theedges,about10 to12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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Swan Dive Lay on stomach with your arms overhead. Press your chest upwards, keeping the muscles in your trunk and legs relaxed. Repeat 6 times.

Ingredients 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup Nutella 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

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