A herniated back may occur anywhere in the spine but often in the lower back. It most often results in back pain, leg pain, or sciatica. Signs and symptoms depend on where the disc is situated. If the herniated disc is in your lower back, you may feel pain in your buttocks, thigh and back. A herniated disc in the neck will more likely hurt your shoulder and arm. Pain is often described as burning or sharp.

You may also feel pain from arms to leg while coughing and sneezing. You may also feel weakness and numbness in several body parts in severe conditions. Age is the most common factor to develop a herniated disc. The discs become less flexible and prone to rupture or tear with even a minor twist or strain as you get old. Other risk factors involved are obesity, a physically demanding occupation, genetic disorder, and smoking.
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A physical exam will help your GP to check your back for tenderness. Your GP will also perform a neurological exam to check your muscle strength, walking ability, reflexes, and ability to feel light pinpricks, touches or vibration. For most cases, medical history and physical checkups are all that may be needed for diagnosis.

If your GP suspects another condition or requires seeing the damaged nerve, he will request CT scans or MRI. Nerve tests, including electromyography or nerve conduction study, helps determine the extent of nerve damage.

Over-the-counter painkillers and cortisone injections help reduce inflammation or pain. Your doctor may also suggest physical therapy to reduce herniated disc symptoms. If conservative treatments fail to improve symptoms after six weeks and you are continuously feeling numbness and difficulty walking, you may require surgery.

Experts suggest some preventive measures to help reduce the chances of injuries. Strengthen your trunk muscles to support and stabilize the spine. Maintaining a good posture and healthy weight can also reduce the chances of back herniated discs.

Back braces help stabilize your spine to help with the back herniated disc. You can wear the back braces as long as you need. It will be better to consult your GP before wearing the back braces. At 360 relief, you can find a range of back supports to reduce the symptoms of back herniated discs.

How can I treat a herniated back?

If you have a herniated back, you need to take bed rest for 2 to 3 days to relieve the  backache. Take anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce sharp pain and discomfort. A back-support belt may help to stabilise your back and heal the injury faster.

Does a herniated back heal on its own?

A herniated disc generally recovers on its own. In most cases, non-surgical treatments are tried at the initial stages, such as heat or ice, exercise, and back belts. They will probably help you to relieve discomfort and strengthen your back.

Why is a herniated disc so painful in the morning?

Because of long periods of inactivity while sleeping, you may feel more pain in the mornings. The tissue that cushions the spine may weaken, which might cause inflammation in the surrounding of your back. That is why you feel severe pain in the morning.

What activities should I avoid to prevent a hernia?

You need to avoid activities like:

  1. Constant sitting or standing
  2. Laundering
  3. Exercise
  4. Sports activity
  5. Running and jumping
Which is worse, bulging or herniated disc?

Herniated discs is usually more severe than bulging disc. The reason being that it puts significant pressure on the surrounding nerves, which can cause intense pain and inflammation, it may also prevent you from moving and doing regular physical activities.

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