PRC - Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Pain Relief in the St Louis
The vertebrae in the spine are separated by pieces of cartilage, which act as a shock absorber to protect the vertebrae and to ensure free and easy range of movement for the spine. These pieces of cartilage are the ‘discs’ that are referred to for a herniated disc. They have a hard outer layer and a soft jelly like interior (some medical professionals describe them as being like a jelly doughnut – with a soft filling and a firmer exterior).
A herniated disc, sometimes referred to as a slipped disc, occurs when the hard outer layer is weakened and the soft interior bulges and leaks out making the disc thinner and less able to cushion the vertebrae. The result is the vertebrae may rub together or may put pressure on the nerve pathway in the spine causing pain and weakness in the spine.
If you’re struggling with pain due to a herniated disc, there are a number of supportive products available at any Relax The Back location in St. Louis that can help relieve some of that pain.
Sleep Products You will spend one third of your life in bed. So finding the right mattress that supports your specific spinal needs is very important. Pressure relieving mattresses, like Tempur-Pedic mattresses, keep the thoracic (upper) and lumbar (lower) spine aligned correctly to reduce the strain on the discs. Supportive pillows are also available and are specifically designed to give you support at night depending if you have lower or upper back pain and if you are typically a side, back or stomach sleeper. Come into any Relax The Back store in St. Louis to test our wide range of Tempur-Pedic products and find one that fits your back comfort needs.
Seating Support Ergonomic products reduce disc pressure in all areas of the spine. Back supports and seat cushions can help give herniated disc relief while at work or driving.
Remedial Products Inversion tables are an excellent way to reduce the pressure on the spinal discs and to encourage healthy blood flow to the spine. Exercise balls and foam rollers help to strengthen and support muscles to better support the spine.
Drop by any of our Relax The Back stores in the St. Louis area to speak to one of our in-store back care product consultants. You can learn more about how to manage your herniated disc and get product recommendations on how best to take care of your back moving forward.
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