How To Heal A Degenerative Disc Naturally – Get Better Now

By | May 24, 2018

If you have degenerative disc disease you are all too familiar with the common issues that rise from it:

  1. Standing for too long
  2. Sitting
  3. Physical activity
  4. Mental strain

There’s just too many factors in play to stop you from enjoying a pain free and promising lifestyle that you need. First, What is degenerative ? Let’s take a look at the word degenerative, and break it down by meaning.

What degenerative does not mean is your navigating away from the driving wheel… You are the one in control. You can puff a huge breath of relief. Now, for the better end.

Simply stated, degenerative or degeneration as we call it, means “over time”. Know what else? You can throw the part “disease” out the picture too, because it’s all a natural reaction.

I will not repeat that word again…yes it bothered me when I was told.

Luckily, the majority of spinal disc heal naturally. I want to tell you a secret between you and me…

You came to the right place. I’ve had to deal with a degenerative disc, and I FEEL all that you do. I’ve tried my fair share of methods, and after a month of being fed up, constant retaliation, I found what worked the best for myself and the people I cared for.

If you please let me, I want to be your guide.

In this page, I want to show you what you can do right now on how to heal a degenerative disc naturally, no gimmicks. Let’s dive in.

Your disc Degenerate with Age

Hey, all that wisdom you have gained with the passing years have come at an expensive cost, attached with aches and pains you didn’t ask for. You naturally get wear and tear from:

  • Random activities done all your life
  • Posture

Bear with me before the good stuff hits…

Your disc are compressed soft disc, in which separate each of your vertebrae, from your neck(cervical) to upper(thoracic) and lower back(lumbar spine).

Your disc allow you to bend, twist, and flex. That’s why they are called the “shock absorbers”.

If you engage in:

  • Heavy physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Weight issues

Then you are more prone to experience degeneration in your spine.

Eat, Sleep, Repeat, And Embrace The Natural Way Of Life

On any given day your pain could shoot from a 1 to a 10. Think of it like drawing a card out of the deck blindly, not knowing what you’re going to get(unless you’re a future teller).

Whichever it is, you’ll be more on the “look out” when you understand what you can do when it strikes.

Treating your spinal disc will usually take a combination of:

  1. Medications
  2. Exercise
  3. Physical therapy

…and number 5, your way.

Here are the natural ways to freedom.

  1. Stretching and Walking

Exercising is crucial. Yes crucial, in your recovery. In fact, it’s the first piece of mind.

Beginners, this is your place marker. Pin point this as your first step.

You should combine physical therapy with exercise. But what if you don’t have an exercise plan setup? Boom, start with a low impact activity that you do about every day… Walking.

Walking is going to give you your spine back with a strong appeal. You’ll achieve a lifelong result within a short amount of time. You can’t miss it.

With Walking, you’ll be focused on the alignment of your spine contour to your feet, and walking posture.

==>Go here if you want to learn to walk with conviction<==

2. Apply A Hot Or Cold Pack

Let me tell you if you didn’t know already…the pain begins before the pain. Inflammation.

When your back becomes inflamed it could feel bad already, but what sits behind the curtain is worry. Don’t dread, be stead. You are the one in control, remember?

Use Ice to calm down the inflammation, and what you don’t hear a lot is to cool your mind.

Relax your thoughts. It’s best to focus your mind on a happy memory, or even an object.

The heat after the cold breeze. You can use:

  • Warm compressors
  • Heating pads

Heat will do the following:

  • Soothe your back
  • Relax your muscles
  • Bring nutrient rich blood flow to your area of pain
  • Decompress your thoughts

==>Go here to learn about how you should be applying ice<==

3. Posture Up

Are you able to stand up? If you can, Let’s start right at the source.

Having poor posture will not only stress your disc, it will lead to muscle fatigue and cause your joints to compress together into your disc. Doesn’t sound very pleasant does it?

Think of it good to know you can fix that. You can learn healthier ways to give your spine the break it deserves.  Think the “SSSL” Method:

  • Sitting. Keep your upper back straight and your back should be rested on the back support of what you are using. Keep your shoulders relaxed. If you find difficulty, tighten your abs and butt. Keep your knees slightly above your hips, and keep your feet flat on the floor. You can use a back support cushion, or footstool if needed.
  • Standing. The goal is to have balance in your stance. Keep your feet straight and equally balanced. Don’t lock in your knees, it will cause weakness to your spine. If on your feet for a while, wear heeled shoes or flats.
  • Sleeping. Over the years, the best thing I found to work well is sleeping on my side with my knees bent. Do this. And if it aggravates you, place a pillow between your knees. It works wonders.
  • Lifting. The number one thing is keeping good posture when lifting a heavy object. I advise that if you have to lift, keep your body close to the object, and lift with your legs-not your back!

==>Go here if you want to learn all about posture<==

4.  Shovel some weight out the window 

Losing weight will do many things. It will:

  • Reduce tension on your muscles
  • Reduce tension on your facet joints
  • Decrease your abdominal pressure on your spine
  • Create better posture
  • Less stress on spine, muscles, joints, and your mind

==>Here are your ways to reduce belly fat<==

5. Acupuncture

An ancient practice, acupuncture actually has helped relieve degenerative disc disease. Thanks to Chinese wisdom, they believe that your energy flows throughout your body. Any block can cause a disease.

You can correct your imbalance by:

  • Having needles specifically inserted into body points.

6. Herbal Remedies

Were you like myself and thought herbs were just delicious to eat, and never thought of all the positives that go with them? Oh did I learn.

Boswelia:

Boswelia reduces inflammation, and will ease your pain quick. It works ladies and gentlemen. It’s extremely helpful if you suffer from:

  • Osteoarthritis

I recommend if you have osteoarthritis, then ease your pain with at least 150mg of boswellic acids. Do it for 3 times in a day, for at least 8 weeks.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is the most popular anti-inflammatory herb. I used it a couple times. I threw out the ibuprofen because it was proven to be better. And I not only heard it, but I’m proof of that.

How to:

  • Turmeric powder
  • Turmeric spice
  • Turmeric tea

If you have turmeric with honey, you should have it for at least twice a day until you feel better.

Devils claw:

This herb comes from South Africa. Think of it been used for centuries to cure arthritis, fever, and anything in your stomach acids. Think of it a great anti/inflammatory, and natural pain killer. Think of it widely used for degenerative disc disease.

How to:

  • In a capsule

White Willow Bark:

Here is another great anti-inflammatory. It relieves you of your inflammation plus any pain. If particularly works well for acute lower back pain.

Arnica with cream:

A great alternative is Arnica . This anti-inflammatory helps relive you of:

  • Muscles
  • Joints

Think of it widely available in:

  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Tablet
  • Pellet

Get The Fish Oil:

Fish is in, and when has it not? Want to know what I do? Fine tune myself with omega 3 fatty acids. Guess what’s better…

It works better than Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs).

Ginger Tea:

Spice it up with a bit of ginger tea. Think of it been used for many years by a Kent Chinese, and will continue to show steady progress.

It delivers:

  • Muscle soreness relief
  • Anti-inflammatory reactant

==>Go here to see your healing foods<==

7.Tens Units

Ready for an electrical ride of stimulation? if you are, then a tens unit is right for you.

What it does:

  • stops pain signals from reaching your lower back

8. Spinal manipulation

When you go into your chiropractor, you can expect a little spine alignment. You get your spine put back in place

Think of it in your best interest to TRY

Think of it not easy to say exactly what will work the best for your pain. Everyone experiences pain differently, but with maximum efforts you will re-invent yourself.

I tried all these methods but 1, acupuncture. I started with:

  • Ice and hot
  • Walking
  • Exercising
  • Frequent stretching
  • Cutting weight
  • Focusing in and out of work with posture
  • Some spinal manipulation
  • Herbs

I found the greater use in herbs. I went from fish oil, and ended with Arnica .

Even though I know what the process is, and what I assure will help you, it’s best to test and experiment. You owe it to yourself to run a scientific Experiment and see what works. The more options you have the better equipped you’ll be.

Put The Time In To Get The Time Out

Look at your healing time as a journey, not a marathon. You will not be complete healed in a matter of days, weeks, and even a month, but in a matter of months.

There is no cure, so it’s important that you take things one day at a time to reduce your pain level. With all the options at your disposal, I can assure you will feel better and get better.

Get Into Action Mode

You can combine 1 or 2 methods above, or try them all as you go. It’s totally up to what gives your back and disc the most relief. If you ask me, I love all of them, but the one that stands out for me the most are the tens units and the Arnica .

If you have any questions, comments, opinions, or concerns, drop me a message down below, and Let’s get a nice talk going. I hope to hear from you.

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.

~ Chinese Proverb

The Remove Back Pain System

We’re cutting into two paths in the remove back pain system. If you haven’t read through the herniated disc article, and you feel like you need to so, see below. And if you don’t need to, then great!…It’s time to work on your posture more religiously.

Are you waiting for a herniated disc to appear on its own? No you shouldn’t, and this next article you’ll learn everything from top to bottom on how to heal a herniated disc the natural way.

Continue the remove back pain system with learning about bettering your posture right here.

Author: Michael

Hi My name is Michael Granados, I am of the age of 26 years, and I’m a back pain specialist, enthusiast, and expert. All of us have had or will have lower back pain at least once in our lives, and whether it’s acute or a more chronic condition, you can depend on us here at Remove Back Pain to take great care of you. I ensure you’ll take the right and most appropriate steps for you to heal the safest and most productive way. Get ready for a better lifestyle!

5 thoughts on “How To Heal A Degenerative Disc Naturally – Get Better Now

  1. Stacy

    Thank you for this informative post! As a personal trainer and a person that suffers from a stage 3 spondy I think all of your suggestions are spot on. So often doctors go for the steroid first which actually can make things worse and then opt for surgery. I utilize all the strategies you described above to manage my condition. Positive changes in posture and awareness have been the key to stabilizing my condition. Additionally I suffer from autoimmune digestive issues. When the gut is inflamed the internal inflammation can also exacerbate the pain and discomfort caused by the spondy. Back pain can absolutely be managed naturally!

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  2. Daniel

    Thank you for all of the useful information. I have been suffering a lot of back pain lately will be trying some of your suggestions.

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  3. Saul

    Great work! I have had so much trouble with my degenerative disc disease that it makes walking unbearable. What I really enjoyed learning besides everything, was about the herbal remedies. There are so many you listed, and the one that I keep hearing about is turmeric. What would be the best way to consume turmeric?

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    1. Michael Post author

      Hi Saul,

      Herbal remedies are instrumental and an amazing amount of help! So many people are unaware of what herbs can actually do. We all know we can eat it and it makes a great spice in our meals, but their anti-inflammatory properties are insanely good. Turmeric would be the best place to begin. Consuming turmeric as a supplement is the best and only way. The reason I say this is that if you tried putting the spice in your meals, there wouldn’t be enough of it to drive away your inflammation. What it needs is a higher dosage, and one that comes with the ingredient curcumin and sometimes the addition of bioprene will be helpful to drive more of a targeted healing power. Make sure to check out the turmeric article I had linked in the article for more information. If you need any more help, please let me know. Thank you.

      -Michael

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