What is herniated disc?

+ Herniated disc is always a great problem for many people because it is a common cause of painful cervical spine, lower back pain, pain in legs and arms, movement limits.

+ Spine is composed of many vertebrae stacked. Between the vertebrae are discs – round shape and flat as a plate – which have functions as shock absorbers for the spine and help the spine become more flexible and easy to bend. The disc is made up of a thick and solid outer fibre shell (which is called “Annulus fibrosus”), and a gel (nearly like egg whites) called “nucleus pulposus” . When the disc is injured (usually by the excessive pressure from the two vertebrae), the outer layers of fibre shell break or tear, allowing some of the nucleus pulposus to leak out, forming a mass called a herniated mass. The herniated mass can press the nerve roots or spinal cord, causing extreme pain, numbness, weakness, paralysis in an arm or leg.

Herniated disc: the herniated mass compress the nearby nerve roots

+ Disc herniation may causes harmful consequences to the life and activities of the patients. They can even be maimed for lifelong. But if a herniated mass doesn’t irritate nearby nerves, patient will not feel pain.

Herniated disc can occur in any part of your spine. But most herniated discs are in the lumbar spine (lower back). Some happen in the neck (cervical spine) and, more rarely, in the upper back (thoracic spine).

Currently there are many articles on the Internet about the causes, symptoms, treatment methods … of disc herniation. You can easily search these information by the Google search engine, here we do not repeat them anymore. We would like to introduce more deeply about the solution of herniated disc treatment that we provide to you. That is using the smart and convenient product for spinal stretching: KT FOLDING FREE STANDING PULL UP BAR


At present, many people are confused between the two concepts of “BULGING DISC” (also called as “bulged disc” or “protruding disc”) and “HERNIATED DISC”. They are similar in this character: the disc is no longer stays normally between the two vertebrae, but has a protrusion part which press (or “irritate”) on the nearby nerve roots that make the patient feel pain or numbness. However, they differ fundamentally in this point: “herniated disc” means the annulus fibrosus of the disc has been torn so the nucleus pulposus inside can leak out – but “bulging disc” means the nucleus pulposus protrudes beyond the normal scope of it, but the annulus fibrosus is not torn. Normally, the bulging disc is the early stage of the herniated disc. If the patients don’t pay attention or don’t know the way to protect the spine health, the bulging disc may progress to the herniated disc

The bulging disc is milder than the herniated disc, can be cured completely by the normal treatment methods (hanging on the pull up bar, swimming, chiropractic method…). In contrast, herniated disc is very difficult to cure “completely” because the current medicine condition has no effective way to “patch” the torn annulus fibrosus of the disc, so the nucleus pulposus can not be held inside. Even if you have had surgery to remove the “overflowing” part of nucleus pulposus or did other methods to “return” it to the original location, but if you are subjective – don’t conserve the spine (think the herniated disc is healed completely), the disease will relapse again, even more serious

Now there is the surgery technology to replace the herniated disc by artificial disc but the risk is very high because this is a very difficult technique due to the spinal structure is very complex. Only in very severe cases the doctors must recommend surgery to replace the disc. After replacing the damaged disc, doctors often recommend the patients continue to exercise daily to protect the other discs from the herniation.

Therefore, treatment of herniated disc is not a short time process but it is a long and arduous process – the patients must live with it, accept it, patiently conserve and exercise daily for the disc herniation becomes gradually better and does not recur again.

Herniated disc treatment is divided into two main solutions: CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT (no surgery – makes up 90% of herniated disc cases) and SURGERY (to remove the protrusion part of nucleus pulposus).


Best Herniated Disc Treatment

SURGERY is the last resort, when the volume of protrusion part of nucleus pulposus (also called “herniated mass”) is too big and compress seriously on the nerve roots or spinal cord can make the patient to be completely paralyzed – then surgery is required emergency to rescue the patients. In cases of milder herniation, the doctors will recommend the conservative treatment, never decide on surgery, because the surgery contains a lot of risks and complications during surgery performance and after surgery. Many people with herniated disc(s) have to undergo surgery several times in the short term without end of the disease

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT is a very long way, attached to the patient from the first day of herniated disc to the end of life (Unless later medicine develops to a new level). When the herniated disc begins, the patient must perform “the cure” to stop the pain. When the pain is ended, the patient must “prevent recurrence” and protect the other discs from the hernia.

In both phases of conservative treatment (“cure” phase and “prevent recurrence” phase), hanging on the KT folding Chin up bar to stretch the spine is very necessary and effective:

IN THE “CURE” PHASE there are some treatment methods such as: Use of painkillers, acupuncture, acupressure, physical therapy, thermal solution, spinal stretching, chiropractic method, exercise … (for mild herniation) or surgery (for severe herniation)

In this phase, exercise with KT folding pull up bar is very good for herniated disc at mild and medium level, can help the protrusion part of nucleus pulposus return to original position, but it is not effective if the patients have severe herniation (too big “herniated mass” compress seriously on the nerve roots or spinal cord can make the patient to be paralyzed ).

For patients have herniated disc at mild and medium level, or suffer from bulging disc, hanging on KT folding  pull up bar help stretch the spine naturally thereby reduce the compression of the vertebrae on the herniated disc (or bulged disc).

Nucleus pulposus of the disc is soft gel, when pressed it leak out through the torn annulus fibrosus (herniation) or make the disc bulge (bulging disc) – but when there is no compression it shrink naturally to original position. Therefore, hanging on KT folding pull up bar (or other spinal stretching methods) will help the nucleus pulposus come back into annulus fibrosus, since then there are no longer irritations on nerves or spinal cord, the patient will not feel the pain and numbness.

There are patients with BULGING DISC, only hanging on KT folding pull up bar daily, combined with several other conservative treatment methods can COMPLETELY HEAL this spinal problem.

If you you treat the disc herniation properly in the “cure” phase will stop the pain, but it’s easy to relapse because the annulus fibrosus of the disc has been torn. Therefore, we want to remind you again, when suffering from herniated disc, you must determine that “have to live a lifetime with it” – the pain is stopped does not mean “it’s completely healed”. You need to preserve the spine and exercise continuously. Then, go swimming and HANGING ON KT FOLDING  PULL UP BAR DAILY are the 02 best methods to help strengthen abdominal muscles and back muscles, thereby supporting the spine a lot in bearing the body weight, reducing the pressure on the disc.

Each time hanging on the KT pull up is the time of stretching the spine, helps to keep the nucleus pulposus of the disc(s) in its normal position, not bulge out or leak out from the annulus fibrosus .

Hanging on KT folding pull up bar also acts as an effective solution to protect other discs which are more likely to be herniated under the influence of degradation (multi-tiered herniated discs).

Many people place the KT folding pull up bar near the workplace or the bed for ease of daily exercise. When working, they stand up to hang on the KT pull up bar after 1 hour of sitting (dead hang 4-5 times, each time for 15 seconds). Before going to bed they dead hang on the KT bar, then lie down immediately to maintain the stretched state of the spine and go to sleep.

The patient must always be aware that the herniated disc (s) is “not healed completely” to exercise assiduously, take care of the health, protect the spine. On the other hand, because the pull up bar is extremely necessary tool in conservative treatment, and attached to the patient for whole life, so each patient of herniated disc(s) should have a safety and high quality pull up bar – do not disregard


PREVENTION of disc herniation

Reduces the compression of the vertebrae onto the disc, helps the disc healthier and minimizes the wear of the annulus fibrosus

Helps back muscles and abdominal muscles become stronger to support the spine to bear the body weight.

Increases blood circulation and nutrients absorption into the disc (s)

Reduces compression on the articular cartilage surface, enhances movement of the joints, facilitate blood circulate well to add nutrients the bone and cartilage cells, helps bone and cartilage healthy, increases regeneration and recovery ability.

FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, daily exercise with KT folding pull up bar is an effective way to prevent disc herniation in the long term.

For those who have herniated disc, daily hanging on KT folding pull up bar helps them prevent the risk of disc herniation for other normal discs.


Makes active muscle relaxation: in spinal pain pathology, the nerve root irritation and pain will cause muscle contraction, and it makes the pain even worse. Spinal-stretching by KT folding pull up bar will initially affect the muscles to make the muscles relax, reduce the contraction and end the pain

Reduces the pressure on the disc: stretching force along the spine will put impacts on many different points of spinal segments and make the vertebrae be stretched, decrease the pressures on the discs, and result in:

+ Increases absorption of nutrients to nourish the discs, helps the disc inflate again, therefore slow down the disc degeneration.

+ Helps shrink the volume of bulging disc(s) or herniated disc(s) if the herniated mass has not been fibrosis.

However, it should be noted that if stretching with excessive force in time too long at once may increase fluid osmotic into the disc causing increased pain

Adjusts the deviation of the vertebral joints and spine

Releases the nerve roots from compression: it increases the size of the foraminal and reduces the volume of the herniated mass… thus reduces the nerve roots irritation and reduces pain


Reduces pain: by relaxing the muscles, reducing the pressures on the discs and enhancing nutrition for the disc, freeing the nerve roots from compression

Creates favorable condition for newly herniated disc(s) at mild and medium level to come back to original position

Increases the movement range of the limited spinal segment, restore the normal anatomical shape of the spine..

Doctors usually require patients to exercise with KT folding pull up bar as a combination therapy with other methods to minimize negative impacts of the vertebrae on the disc(s) which is under treatment.

After surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage… if herniated disc(s) has the sign of recovery, hanging on KT folding pull up bar daily helps disc recover better and avoid relapse again.




In order to increase the effectiveness of herniated disc treatment, it is recommended to use KT folding  pull up bar in combination with other conservative treatment methods such as:

+ Medication: Using analgesic medicine (paracetamol, codeine efferalgan), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Celebrex, Mobic, Voltaren, Tilcotil), muscle relaxants (Myonal, Mydocal), the drugs enhance transmission of nerve impulses (nivalin), Vitamin B group (ancopir, nevramin), Antianxiety (seduxen, rotunda). Severe cases may need to use one of these corticosteroids drugs, such as : Solumedrol, Depersolon. At some clinics with good technical condition, they also perform epidural injection by lidocaine and hydrocortisone

+ Oriental medicine: massage, acupuncture, acupressure. The main effect of oriental medicine is sedation (pain relief), anti-spasticity and improve the function of the spine edge muscles.

+ Chiropractic method (Acting on the spine): to correct the disc for its returning to original position.

+ Stretching the spine by swimming or using stretching bed: very good for minor herniated disc and bulging disc treatment.

Stretch the spine using KT  pull up bar

+ Physical therapy: heat treatments such as applying hot compress, cold compress (ice-bag), hot bath, using heated mattress, candles wrapping , electrotherapy. Can use other ways like infrared lamp, laser rays, microwave, magnetic therapy, electrophoresis therapy, sand bath, mud bath, mineral bath, swimming in the sea…

You can ask your doctor about this method: applying cold compress immediately after hot compress to increase blood circulation in the herniated disc area.

+ Wearing the back belt (lower back herniation) or neck belt (cervical herniation) to reduce the load on the disc

+ Getting plenty of rest.

+ Don’t lie on soft cushion. Just lying on the hard cushion (hard bed).

+ Do not carry heavy objects

+ Do not wear high heels (The women)

+ In daily life the patients should eat foods with components of cartilage, tendons, bones, such as pig ears, pig’feet, fins – cartilaginous of fish

+ Exercise: Exercise regularly and gently to make the abdominal muscles and back muscles become strong. Includes: Hanging on KT folding pull up bar, yoga exercises, swimming, walking on a flat road, cycling …

The measures to prevent recurrence of disc herniation:

+ Patients need to leave off bad habits such as drinking or smoking, avoid excessive stress on psychology.

+  Obese people should carrying out weight loss methods

+ Note that riding (motorcycle, car) on the bumpy road is also a risk for herniated disc. Therefore the patients need to avoid riding on the bumpy road. If you have to ride the car or motorcycle, you need to wear a back belt.