How to apply Tape: Spine

Disc pain can be caused by any number of conditions that affect the vital components of the spine. Discs can herniate and swell, slip away from their correct positioning between the bony vertebrae, or rupture. These issues cause pressure on the many nerves that leave the spine and make the simplest activities very painful.

With the vast number of causes of pain around the spine, it’s nearly impossible to correctly identify exactly what is happening without professional medical diagnosis. However, increased blood flow and reduced pressure on the nerves in the area will certainly help to decrease pain and inflammation.

Using the following KT Tape application can relieve pain localized at the spine on particular vertebrae as well as some radiating pain*. However, make sure that you see a medical professional to address the root cause of the pain. Remember that disc pain can be a symptom of very serious issues. You should certainly consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment if you have trouble breathing, sleeping, balancing, or getting up and down out of a chair.

Application overview

Disc pain can be caused by any number of conditions that affect the vital components of the spine. Discs can herniate and swell, slip away from their correct positioning between the bony vertebrae, or rupture. These issues cause pressure on the many nerves that leave the spine and make the simplest activities very painful. KT Tape reduces pressure over the area and increases circulation.

What you need

2 full 25cm strips of KT Tape cut in half

Apple before activity

Apply one hour before beginning activity

Clean skin

Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area

Activate adhesive

After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive

Body position

how to apply tape to spine step 1

Lean forward to stretch spine.

how to apply tape to spine step 2

80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor middle of a half strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 3

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply ends of tape without stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 4

80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor middle of a half strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 5

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply ends of tape without stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 6

80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor middle of a half strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 7

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply ends of tape without stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 8

80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor middle of a half strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape to spine step 9

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply ends of tape without stretch.

CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivities, cancer, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or sore. KT TAPE® is not a replacement for professional medical care. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost. READ ALL CAUTIONS ON ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION SHEET PRIOR TO USE.