A herniated disc is a fairly common occurrence in people of all ages. Simple exercises help to prevent a painful attack and restrain the development of a hernia.

“The goal of physical therapy for hernias is to maintain the tone of the back muscles,” says neurologist of the network of clinics Igor Matsokin. – This ​helps both prevent hernia formation and ​reduces the risk of progression of an already existing hernia. Specially designed exercises are also an important part of the conservative treatment of this disease.

A muscular corset is the best means of combating age-related degenerative-dystrophic changes in the spine, which provoke the formation of hernias.

“Remember: any physical activity is allowed only during a calm period and is contraindicated in acute pain,” says Doctor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Sechenov University Vyacheslav Ushakov. – If you find it difficult to do some exercises or after them the pain worsens, they should be stopped. In the presence of injuries, it is not recommended to perform exercises with twisting and bending. It is better to start classes under the supervision of a doctor. At the initial stage, any sudden movements and deep inclinations should be avoided. Also, for the health of the back, it is important not to sit too long (the sitting position is the most uncomfortable for the spine), monitor weight and avoid axial loads (vertical impact on the spine).”

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