You CAN HEAL your disc herniation without surgery or steroids!

Hey Listen up!

I’m here because I got better, and while I was struggling, and for so long (a little over a year), I spent a lot of time looking for hope online. I was reaching for anyone that had had a similar experience, or who had suffered something horrible, and overcame it.

My L5/S1 was herniated 9mm and of course the nucleus pulposus had squeezed out, resulting in my body crying immunological tears and experiencing a lot of pain. I could not walk for a solid month. Eventually, I could limp down the block – and people would ask me, “What did you do to your foot?”

True, I went the natural route. That means that I didn’t use more than Motrin and Naproxen sodium (Aleve) to get through this (in terms of drugs)- and I wasn’t on these pain meds for months either, just primarily the first month. After the 3 months, the body takes another leap of wellness, so don’t overdo anything here. That’s a mistake that I made, I believe now, looking back.

I changed my diet, made sure I was getting lots of helpful nutrients, started supplements, ate a diet to support lowering inflammation, and learned the physical therapy and yoga positions that would most support me. I listened to my body (sometimes, even while it screamed at me, I listened). Eventually, I got the message that I needed to really, really follow what my body was ready for me to do. I also learned to become more scientific in my observations, and recording what I did do, so I wouldn’t attempt to do too much more beyond it (with memories of my pre-injury self). I found that I had to hold myself back a lot, but not too much or else I wouldn’t get better for lack of any exercise, stretch, or perfectly calculated movement.

To deal with the pain and help get to the root of it, I got acupuncture and a unique form of chiropractic care that involves gentle touch. I plan to write more about it and more, so stay tuned.

Just know that it’s possible! It’s possible to live life again, and to live it fully.

One thought on “You CAN HEAL your disc herniation without surgery or steroids!

  1. Pingback: You CAN HEAL your disc herniation without surgery or steroids! — My healing journey – Fiesta Estrellas

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