A herniated disc is a condition that can restrict you from doing a lot of things. If you get a herniated disc in Ramsey, ensure you see a doctor immediately.
A herniated disc will manifest itself as intense pain in your mid to lower back. The pain can vary between a mild throbbing to mind-numbing prickling pain in your abdomen.
Most herniated discs heal in a matter of weeks with simple rest and stretching. You should avoid the following household activities when recovering from a herniated disc:
Though there are laundry machines today, doing laundry can still put a significant strain on your back. The case is worse for those who do not use machines to do their laundry.
The simple act of bending multiple times to pick up dirty laundry will hurt your back if you have a herniated disc. Carrying a heavy laundry basket and reaching places when carrying it is also bad for a back with a herniated disc.
You may have to incur the extra cost of having the laundry done for you if you have a herniated disc. You can save money if you have a friend or relative who can wash the clothes for you.
Vacuuming is a cleaning activity that involves bending down repeatedly which can be irritating to a herniated disc. It is especially so if you have to bend to reach hard to reach places.
Rather than bending over while vacuuming, you can try only extending your arm and keeping your back straight while cleaning. If your legs are moving, chances are your back is not.
The best solution at present, albeit an expensive one, is a robot vacuum cleaner. You can simply set the vacuum to automatic and relax.
Any activity that involves lifting heavy things with your arms or back is bad for you when you have a herniated disc. Shoveling may not involve lifting heavy things but the strain of continually lifting will be devastating on a herniated disc.
The twisting motion when throwing a load of a shovel is particularly debilitating. Therefore, if it is winter, you had better pay someone to shovel snow for you.
Help from a neighbor or friend will go a long way during this period. Using a snowblower instead of shoveling may be a great idea when you have a herniated disc.
Gardening is a household activity that involves taking up strenuous postures. It can be disastrous for a back with a herniated disc, especially if the gardening involves shoveling.
If you have a home garden, it can be very difficult to maintain its vitality if you have a herniated disc. You can hire a professional landscaper to help you tend to the garden.
The better solution is to have a loved one do it for you. You can teach a family member who is interested in gardening by having them help you take care of your garden.
Therefore, if your doctor tells you to take it easy after diagnosing you with a herniated disc, you should avoid the above activities. It will make the healing process go a lot smoother and faster.