We’ve done a few articles on what to do when you’re struggling with a herniated disk and your back pain is caused by a herniated disk. And we’ve got a lot of questions from people, patients, and Wakley. How do I know if my back pain is caused by a herniated disc? and that’s why I’m going to give you five telltale signs to determine if your back pain is caused by a slipped disc or a herniated disc.
Now, these are self-tests to me, it’s always good to go to see a professional if you’re struggling with a bit of back pain and you want to get some help you want to know what’s going on. So by no means is this absolutely complete, but it’s a guide for you. So the first thing is actually age and gender.
If you’re a man and you’re between 20 and 50 years old, you have a higher risk of suffering from a slipped disc and back pain than if you’re a woman or you’re outside that that age category. So that’s number one. Number two, what we often see is people are will be gone and telegenic, which means that they are bent forward or to the side. So say I’m struggling with a slipped disc towards my left, then I would bend forward and move away to the right away from the painful side. So you’re a little bit bent forward and to the side. And this is also a telltale sign of a slipped, slipped disc causing your back pain. And the third thing is the pain is aggravated by coughing and sneezing.
People often go cheap, and then they get massive back pain because a disk is being pushed out again with the coughing and sneezing and, and the best thing to do for that actually, is to support yourself on your upper legs, stick your bum out a little bit. So arch your back a little bit, protect yourself, and then had the coffin, the sneeze and you’re really focusing on new stabilizing that lower spine and that should help you when with coughing and sneezing when you’re suffering from back pain. So again, support yourself when you’re on your upper legs, and stick your bum out a little bit and stabilize yourself this way when you do the coughing and sneezing. The fourth sign is it’s not black and white.
But often what we see is people when they bend forwards, they get more of a pain, and bending backward actually doesn’t increase the pain as much you can still increase the pain to disk and still be pinched. But as a general rule of thumb, bending fours will cause you more pain to compare to coming backward. And the last thing you do which is the gold standard will be called is the straight leg raise tests and you need a bit of help with this one. And what you do broke from a partner from anybody else. You lay on your back and say for argument’s sake, I’ve got the pain in my right leg straight have my leg straight and someone raises my leg up, foot back and a normally around in within this range you will find you will feel this pain in your lower back maybe even pain in your buttocks or down or down the back of your hamstring. And that’s also a sign of a slipped disc.
What you can do to aggravate it is to pull your toes towards your nose to make to see if that makes it any worse or would your chin on your chest again, these are all telltale signs of back pain caused by slip disc does videos for you when you struggling with a slipped disc. It’s called the three best exercises to do when suffering from a slipped disc. When you’re suffering from back pain, there’s do’s and don’ts, videos, and do’s and don’ts, when you start struggling with an acute episode of back pain so, have a look at that. Again, this is not bulletproof, and if you’re not quite sure see a professional for this.
You can see us you can see someone else we can reach success successful treating this and so other people but yeah, so good luck with this. I hope it helps hope to give you a bit of clarity and where your problems come from and see you soon bye for now.