Herniated discs

Herniated discs are a common spinal condition that can cause significant pain and discomfort. They occur when the soft material within a spinal disc bulges or ruptures, putting pressure on nearby nerves and causing symptoms such as sciatica, back pain, and weakness in the affected area. While traditional treatments for herniated discs often focus on managing symptoms or even surgery, there is a growing interest in a different approach: retraining the body to support itself better and heal from within. This is where Strength From Within comes in.

Strength From Within is a company dedicated to helping people with disc issues by retraining the body to support the discs again all throughout the spine. Their approach is not about treating the disc directly, but creating a better supporting body to heal it. By focusing on the root cause of the problem, Strength From Within offers a long-term solution for those suffering from herniated discs.

The Importance of Retraining Your Body

The human body is a remarkable machine that is designed to move and function in a certain way. However, poor posture, repetitive movements, and lack of exercise can lead to imbalances in the body, which can cause undue stress on certain areas, such as the spinal discs. This can cause the discs to weaken and eventually lead to herniation. By retraining the body to move and function properly, Strength From Within aims to alleviate the stress on the discs and promote healing from within.

Retraining the body involves a series of exercises and movements that target the muscles and ligaments around the spine. These exercises help to strengthen the core muscles, improve posture, and increase flexibility, all of which are important in supporting the spine and preventing herniated discs. The exercises are tailored to each individual’s needs and are designed to be progressive, so that as the body becomes stronger, the exercises become more challenging.

How Strength From Within Can Help

Strength From Within has helped many people with disc issues by providing a comprehensive approach to healing. Their program involves a series of steps that are designed to address the root cause of the problem and promote healing from within. Here are some of the ways that Strength From Within can help:

  1. Assessment: The first step in the program is to assess the individual’s condition and determine the underlying cause of their herniated disc. This involves a thorough examination of the spine, as well as an assessment of the individual’s posture and movement patterns.

  2. Education: Once the assessment is complete, the individual is educated on their condition and how it relates to their body. They are taught about the importance of proper posture, and movement patterns, and how to prevent future herniation.

  3. Exercise: The exercise component of the program is designed to retrain the body to support the spine better. This involves a series of exercises that target the core muscles, improve posture, and increase flexibility.

  4. Lifestyle modifications: Strength From Within also focuses on making lifestyle modifications that can support the healing process. This includes advice on nutrition, stress management, and sleep habits.

  5. Follow-up: The final step in the program involves follow-up appointments to monitor progress and adjust the program as needed.

By addressing the underlying cause of the problem, Strength From Within’s approach provides a long-term solution for herniated discs. Their program is designed to empower individuals to take control of their health and make lasting changes that can improve their quality of life.

How does retraining the body help with herniated discs?

When a spinal disc is herniated, it means that the disc has lost some of its cushioning and shock-absorbing properties. This can be due to age, wear and tear, or sudden trauma. The result is that the spine becomes less stable and more vulnerable to further injury or inflammation. The body’s natural response to this instability is to compensate by tensing up the muscles around the affected area, which can lead to even more pain and discomfort.

Retraining the body to support itself better can help in several ways. First, it can improve the alignment and posture of the spine, which can reduce the pressure on the discs and nerves. Second, it can strengthen the muscles that surround and support the spine, which can provide better stability and protection. Third, it can increase the flexibility and mobility of the spine, which can improve its overall function and range of motion. Finally, it can promote better circulation and oxygenation to the affected area, which can enhance the healing process.

What does Strength From Within offer for people with herniated discs?

At Strength From Within, we offer a comprehensive program that combines various modalities to retrain the body to support itself better. Our program is tailored to each individual’s specific needs and goals, and it may include some or all of the following components:

  • Corrective exercise: We use a variety of exercises and movements to improve the alignment and posture of the spine. These exercises can also help to activate and strengthen the deep core muscles that provide stability and support to the spine.

  • Manual therapy: We use hands-on techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, or joint mobilization to release tension and adhesions in the soft tissues around the spine. This can help to reduce pain and inflammation and improve the mobility and function of the spine.

  • Mind-body techniques: We teach mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques that can help to reduce stress and tension in the body. This can be especially helpful for people who experience pain or discomfort due to psychological factors such as anxiety or depression.

  • Nutrition and lifestyle coaching: We offer guidance and support on how to make healthier choices in terms of diet, sleep, and stress management. This can help to optimize the body’s natural healing processes and improve overall wellness.

What are the benefits of retraining the body for people with herniated discs?

Retraining the body to support itself better can have many benefits for people with herniated discs. Here are some of the most significant ones:

  • Pain relief: By reducing the pressure on the discs and nerves, retraining the body can help to alleviate pain and discomfort. This can allow people to perform daily activities with greater ease and improve their quality of life.
  • Improved function: When the spine is more stable and mobile, it can function better. This can result in improved posture, better balance, and a greater range of motion, which can help people to move more freely and participate in activities they enjoy.
  • Reduced risk of further injury: When the body is properly aligned and supported, it is less vulnerable to injury. Retraining the body can help to prevent further damage to the spine and reduce the risk of developing other spinal conditions.
  • Non-invasive approach: Retraining the body is a non-invasive approach that does not involve medication or surgery. This can be appealing to people who prefer natural and holistic methods of healing.
  • Long-lasting results: By addressing the underlying causes of the problem, retraining the body can produce long-lasting results. This can be more effective than just treating the symptoms.



Herniated discs can be a painful and debilitating condition, but there is hope for people who are looking for natural and holistic approaches to healing. Strength From Within offers a comprehensive program that can help people retrain their bodies to support themselves better and heal their herniated discs. By focusing on improving alignment, strengthening muscles, and promoting overall wellness, our program can provide lasting relief from pain and discomfort. If you are struggling with a herniated disc, contact Strength From Within to learn more about how we can help you.  Learn more about us by visiting our About Us page now!

Brian Cade
Founder of CadeFit
(757) 296-2931

Hi! I’m Brian Cade and the founder of Strength From Within by CadeFit. My journey began as a personal trainer who ended up with chronic migraines, back pain, and more. It got to the point eventually… I could barely walk a 1/2 mile without issues. I tried it all and became so frustrated with the traditional approaches that failed me. I developed our Integrative Movement System where we help people get rid of chronic pain without surgery, medications, and solutions that don’t last so you can get back to living a life you love! Welcome to Strength From Within.