Have you woken up one morning and all of a sudden felt an intense pain that starts in your back and travels down one or both of your legs? As many of us have been culprits to low back pain, a specific cause of this pain is a disc herniation, which is when one of the discs that sit in-between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine is 'pushed' out of its normal position, and can potentially irritate a nearby nerve root, which leads to a burning, intense pain that can travel down one or both legs. Although this pain is very real and can be quite intense, the good news is that it IS treatable, often without the need for medications, injections, or other passive interventions. We are also here to educate you that terms including 'degenerative disc disease', 'stenosis', or 'arthritis' do not always translate to pain or disability! Active problems require active solutions, and we are here to show you excellent exercises for disc herniations to ultimately manage your OWN back pain!

Have you ever had tingling in your hands or feet, or a burning, shooting sensation down your arm? If so, you may be dealing with nerve related pain, which can be quite discomforting. When we think of enhancing our mobility, we often think of "tight muscles" or "stiff joints", right? Ah, I gotta loosen up my low back, or I need to release my hip flexors. Yes these are all great examples of how we attack mobility deficits; however, we need to ensure that with any mobility program we do not miss an often forgotten integral piece: The Nervous System! Both our central nervous system (CNS), which consists of our brain and spinal cord, as well as our peripheral nervous system (PNS), the nerves that lie outside the CNS, each are intimately associated with our body movements and function. In this article, we are going to explain the basics behind nerve pain, and how to relieve it with neurodynamics!