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Re: Back Problems by knows ..... Ask Dr. Sutter

Date:   6/24/2007 10:32:37 PM ( 15 years ago ago)
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My apologies for not getting right back to you. You slipped a disc. A slipped disc is NOT a ruptured disc, a herniated disc. A sliped disc is when the fluid inside the disc shifts off to one side or straight back. If you're listed off to one side or can't totally straighten up you slipped a disc. Very painful, very painful. Not the kind of pain you can fake. Very debilitating.
If listed to one side or uable to straighten up also means the disc is still intact and is a good sign.
Chirpractic would apply some intersegmental traction to the involved area and the reestablihing of the normal lumbar curve. (lodotic).
What you can do for yourself is stretch out on a bed on your stomach. Put a pillow between your chin and your chest. Your head must stay straight. Hook your toes on the end of the bed and gently pull with them until you feel a slight pull in your lower back. Hold for 10 seconds and release. Count to 5 and repeat the pull with your toes, hold for 10 seconds. Repeat a total of 4 times. Once you get used to doing this wiggle your butt very slightly from side to side while pulling with your toes.
Don't do ANY exercise that requires you to lay on your back and hug your knees or roll your kness from side to side. That exercise causes disc problems.
If your able to, do this exercise once an hour. Of course a good chiropractor should be able to fix you right up. Doc


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