Shiatsu Deep Tissue Massage among Non-Surgical Options for Herniated Disc Muscle Spasms
If you have a cervical herniated disc, muscle spasms and pain can often be treated without surgery. When exploring your non-surgical options for treating herniated disc, you may learn that some people use Shiatsu to help relieve the pain and deep muscle spasms.
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a form of deep tissue massage. This hands-on massage therapy is frequently incorporated into other types of treatment such as physical therapy and chiropractic care.
Shiatsu may be used to help treat some of the painful symptoms from a cervical herniated disc. It will not have an effect on the herniated disc itself, but may be of benefit to reduce muscle pain and spasms.
In the video above, Dr. Seth Neubardt says he likes Shiatsu, but you should be careful that this treatment doesn’t make you feel worse. In that case it would be best to avoid it.
Watch the video to hear what Dr. Neubardt says about Shiatsu.
If your herniated disc muscle spasms, pain and other symptoms become so severe you cannot stand it any longer, or you experience symptoms that become worse and interfere with your daily life, you may need surgical treatment. Learn more about how to know if you need surgery for a herniated disc in the neck.