Taping Tuesday: Spine and Disc Pain

As previously noted, Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his cervical spine.  The latest news from the team is that Anderson’s doctors are recommending rest for 2 months before evaluating whether surgery is required.  If necessary, the surgery would be similar to what Peyton Manning had before returning to the NFL.

Since spine and disc pain is a relatively common occurrence in our population, today’s ‘Taping Tuesday’ takes a look at a kinesiotape technique that may offer relief for people suffering from this condition.  First a disclaimer: I’m not offering clinical advice for any conditions featured in these blog entries.  Please consult your physician for proper medical guidance.  Now then, on to the tape (pun intended)!