Babin PT: Herniated Discs

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RELIEVING PAIN FROM HERNIATED DISCS BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN

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• Relieving Pain From Herniated Discs • Treatment for Herniated Discs

• Relieve Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Story

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NEWSLETTER RELIEVING PAIN FROM HERNIATED DISCS

Back pain can develop for all sorts of reasons. From a car accident to bad posture, to an uncomfortable seat for a prolonged period of time, back pain can come out of nowhere and cause no small amount of discomfort once it arrives.There are some back injuries, however, that are even more painful than your run-of-the-mill back pain. A herniated disc is one of the most painful back injuries that you can experience, and it is far more common

The most common placement for a herniated disc is at the lumbar vertebrae in the lower back. While it is not the only reason that pain can become severe in the lower back, it is definitely one of the most severe forms of back pain. If you suspect that you may have experienced a herniated disc it is important that you seek medical attention, such as from your physical therapist. A herniated disc will not heal on its own, and working with a physical therapist is one of the best ways to experience relief from the pain associated with this common concern. 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 the most common causes of a herniated disc is heavy lifting. Weight lifters 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, a heavy box, or even a big bag of books you need to be wary to lift correctly, otherwise face the risk of potentially herniating a disc in your back. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to your aching back.

than you may be initially aware. What is a Herniated Disc?

Your spine is made up of a series of interlocking bones with small cushions in-between each joint socket. The structure of your spine is what allows you to move freely from side to side. Every time you crunch your abdomen by bending forward, or lean to one side or another for a deep stretch, those little vertebral bodies move with you, keeping you comfortable and your back strong. Without cushioning in between each of those sockets, the bones would rub against one another with every movement, and this would be incredibly painful. When a disc becomes herniated, the cushioning in between the vertebrae will rupture, essentially deflating the cushioning in between the vertebrae and causing the bones to begin to rub against one another. This is painful enough as it is, but can become even more painful if the herniated disc actually begins to press on the adjacent spinal nerves, causing the pain to spread even further up the spine.

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TREATMENT FOR HERNIATED DISCS

4 5 1 Physical therapy is a great resource for attempting to overcome the pain associated with a herniated disc. A combination of passive and active techniques is typically employed, including deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and hydrotherapy, as well as deep stretching and strength building. If you suspect that you may have a herniated disc, contact a physical therapist rite 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. Discover how our Spine Program transforms your back pain from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. 2 7 7 3 6 5 9 5 2 1 9 6 5 1 8 6 5 7 Pain associated with a herniated disc often develops in the sciatica nerve, and doesn’t subside with simple rest and relaxation. While hot and cold therapy will help alleviate the pain associated with many different back issues, it won’t make the pain of a herniated disc go away. The pain is often frequently associated with numbness, weakness, and tingling in the legs. In many situations, the pain will feel more severe after initial movement, such as standing up or laying down. Many people mistakenly refer to having a herniated disc as having “pinched a nerve,” but that is not the case.

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PATIENT SUCCESS STORY

“Just a little note of thanks for the wonderful care you and your team gave me during my therapy sessions. Each visit was very productive and helpful. It all starts with Rachel’s cheerful greetings and scheduling at the front desk. She always has such a wonderful attitude, and it can’t help but put you, the patient, in a good mood. Ja’Riel and Hannah were such a pleasure to work with. They were very attentive and pushed you just enough to make sure you achieved the desired results. While I only worked with Jennifer for a short period of time, she is personable and I am sure she will fit right in. Of course, the straw that stirs the drink and makes it all work is Mike Babin. The best compliment I can give to someone who provides a service is to call them a professional. Mike is truly that. This is the third time I have had the pleasure of working with his group, and you can see his influence throughout his employees. Everyone takes on his cheerful, professional and welcoming persona. I was even greeted by the accountant, Mrs.Janet, when I walked in. Mike’s program of stretching and other exercises was extremely helpful to me. My mobility has improved and my leg and lower back pain is gone. I appreciate your professional care and treatment. I would recommend your services to anyone in need of physical therapy. Finally, as a final note, in addition to all the great service, Mike also plays great music!” - Alton M. “My mobility has improved and my leg and lower back pain is gone.”

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RELIEVE PAIN IN MINUTES Try this movement if you are experiencing pain.

At Babin Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to come to Babin Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury

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