Radicular pain is nerve pain in an arm or leg that is caused by a herniated or bulging disc in your spine.
It can put pressure on a nerve root on one side of the spine, resulting in pain down the limb on that side. For example, if you have a herniated disc in your neck pushing on a nerve on the right side, you may hurt in your right arm.
When pressing on the spinal cord, the herniated disc can cause pain down both limbs.
When you have radicular pain, the correct exercises emphasize spinal stability and mobility.
Avoid extremes like bending too far forward or backward and avoid sitting hunched over or standing for significant amounts of time. You’ll also need to learn how to consistently use effective body mechanics in your daily activities.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.