An Unusual Home Treatment for Bulging Disc Pain
So you’ve got a bulging disc that’s causing you pain? I’m sorry to hear that. I know how painful sciatica can be (that pain that usually occurs in your hips, buttocks, or lower back). Here is a quick treatment for bulging disc you can do yourself at home or pretty much anywhere else that will get you feeling better.
Most sciatica caused by a bulging disc is the result of the disc bulging inward and compressing the nerves in the spine.
When this is the case, the last thing you want to do is hunch forward or round your back. This will only put more pressure on your disc and worsen the bulge and the pressure on your nerves.
In fact, what you want to do is bend the opposite way.
One simple thing you can do is pay attention to how your pelvis is positioned. Chances are good that it is rolled backward.
Think of it like this: Imagine that your pelvis is a bowl of water. When your pelvis is tilted back the water would fall on your heels.
Simply adjust your pelvis so that it is either in a neutral position (not spilling water, so to speak) or in a forward position (so the water is spilling on your toes).
This simple trick is a great home treatment for bulging disc pain. Of course, you’ll have to get used to holding your pelvis this way. It may even be difficult at first and your back muscles may get tired easily. That’s okay. They are not used to this posture and with time they will get stronger.
Aside from correcting your posture, you can actually hold a few simple yoga poses to take pressure off of your disc and give it a chance to heal.
Cobra Pose – This pose is simple to do. Start by lying on your belly with your legs straight behind your body. Now place your hands close to your body in about the same level as your chest. Then slowly peel your upper body up off the ground and lift your chest upward while your hips and legs remain touching the floor.
Hold this pose as long as you feel comfortable doing so. Also, don’t force anything if you are not particularly flexible. Pushing yourself too much may cause injury. Take things slowly and your flexibility will slowly increase with time.
Cow Pose – This is another simple yoga pose. Get on your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Now soften your belly and let it sink downward while you lift your chest upward and look up toward your eyebrows.
Like the cobra pose, this will also arch your back take pressure off a bulging disc that results from a hunched over posture.
So the simple treatment for bulging disc pain is to position the pelvis in an opposite direction to take pressure off of the discs and allow them to heal. It is also important to practice holding yourself in this posture as much as possible, since this will stop the problem from returning or getting worse with time.