Herniated or Ruptured Disk Support Mix (New Product) - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


Herniated Disks are most common in the lumbar spine - the part of your backbone between the bottom of your ribs and your hips.

The cushioning disks between the bones of the spine allow us to move our backbone.

When a disk between two bones in the spine presses on the nerves around the backbone, it's called a herniated disk.

As you grow older, your disks become flatter -- less cushiony. If a disk becomes too weak, the outer part may tear. The inside part of the disk pushes through the tear and presses on the nerves beside it.

Depending on which disk has been effected it can cause pain in both the back and the legs. In most people with herniated disks, the pain spreads over the buttocks and goes down the back of one thigh and into the calf. Some people have pain going down the outside of both legs. Some people's legs or feet may feel numb or tingly. Sometimes its described as feeling like an electric shock. Signals from the brain may be interrrupted as well causing muscle weakness. In an extreme medical emergency bowel and bladder problems may also occur.

The pain from a herniated disk is usually worse when you're active and gets better when you're resting. Coughing, sneezing, sitting, driving and bending forward may make the pain worse. The pain gets worse when you make these movements because they put more pressure on the nerve.

People with painful herniated disks often try to change positions to reduce the pain. You may have found that holding yourself up with your hands while you are sitting helps the pain. Shifting your weight to one side may also help.

My mix contains Elecampane, Yarrow, Horsetail, Rosehip, Mugwort and Parsley

  • Horsetail has a particular affinity with the Central Nervous System and building up the myalin sheath as well as repairing the bones of the spine.
  • Parsley targets spinal nerve plexuses. Parsley energizes and renews flow of nervous energy.
  • Mugwort which is another nervous system tonic which is used to support healing of any physical nervous system injury.
  • Elecampane is a well known support for healing of bones and connective tissue but also works to normalise other tissue in the body.
  • Yarrow is called for in trauma, it strengthens on all levels
  • Rosehips to ensure adequate circulation and tissue repair

Along with the herbs I add the Bach Flowers Oak , Scleranthus, Mimulus and Rescue Remedy.

It is wise to consult a phyiotherapist to become aware of postures and movement that supports your spine. Seek exercises to strengthen your back.

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