About the program:
This program is aimed at patients diagnosed with an intervertebral disc protrusion.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to increase the vertebral muscle tone and reduce the compression caused by the protrusion in order to alleviate the pain.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
35 days of rehabilitation
65 different exercises
474 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Robert Halvadjian, MD, Chief of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Avis Medica Hospital in Pleven
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Intervertebral disc protrusion is a condition in which part of the disc sticks out. The disc isn’t dislocated, but the nucleus presses on the fibrous tissue around it, and the disc’s structure is weakened due to degenerative processes. It can show up anywhere on the spine, and the symptoms will vary based on location and severity. If it happens around the neck, the pain can spread downward (limbs, waist, and buttock area), but also towards the head, shoulders, arms, hands, fingers. If it happens around the waist, the pain can involve the waist, thighs, buttocks, legs, and feet.
Symptoms will vary, depending on the location of the protrusion and the affected nerve. They can manifest in the form of muscle weakness, numbness, pain in the arms, legs, thighs, feet. The symptoms alternately flare up and subside about every 6 weeks. Treatment includes taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve the pain, strengthening the spinal muscles, correcting posture, and doing mobilization exercises.
Prevention: avoiding higher-risk everyday movements, maintaining a proper posture, proper physical strain without overexertion, avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, exercise sets for people who are required to sit for extended periods of time.