Pro-Active PT: Herniated Discs


Painassociatedwithaherniateddisc 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. 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 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. 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. TREATMENT FOR HERNIATED DISCS

OPEN HOUSE! Pro-Active Bryant Location

Wednesday, April 3rd 12:00 pm

- 6:00 pm

We will have a Physical Therapist here to answer any questions you may have as you tour our facility. There will be drawings for some fun giveaways, as well as a special on Bio-Freeze for $5.00 for anyone that stops in to see us on this day. Light refreshments will be served all day. We hope you can take some time to come check us out!


(501) 847-3320 5309 HWY 5 NORTH SUITE 150 BRYANT, AZ 72022

Exercise Essentials Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.


INGREDIENTS • Baby Carrots • Brussel Sprouts • Broccoli • Zucchini • Sweet Potatoes • 1 Bag of

• 1/4 cup Italian Bread crumbs • 3 - 4 tbsp of Olive Oil • Salt and Pepper to taste • Gallon size Ziplock Bag

Helps Low Back Pain

PRONE ON ELBOWS Lying face down, slowly raise up and prop yourself up on your elbows. Hold for 8 seconds. Repeat 8 times.

Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 450. Cut up all your vegetables into bite size pieces, add all ingredients to the Ziplock bag, close and shake until all vegetables are well coated. You may need more Olive oil depending on the amount of vegetables you use. Spread the vegetables in a even layer on a large cookie sheet, (I line with aluminum foil for easier clean up). Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. You can adjust this recipe to make as much or as little as you like.


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