What Causes Slipped Disc?
Slipped disc occurs when the outer ring becomes weak or torn and allows the inner portion to slip out.
The risk of slipped disc happening increases with age. This is because as you age, there is a reduction in protective water content within the discs.
It can also occur when you are overweight or handling an heavy object inappropriately - placing a greater strain on your back.
Apart from that, weak back muscles due to past injuries can also be a reason. People who spend a lot of time in a sitting position may also be more susceptible.
Symptoms of Slipped Disc
Symptoms of slipped disc vary depending on the severity of the condition you may have and these can include:
Pain and numbness, mainly on one side of your body
Pain that extends to your arms or legs
Pain that worsens at night or with certain movements
Pain that worsens after standing or sitting
Pain when walking short distances
Unexplained muscle weakness
Tingling, aching, or burning sensations
How can Chiropractic help?
Diagnose the right condition for a personalised treatment
Our chiropractors will assess the cause and severity of your slipped disc condition with a physical assessment during the consultation. In addition to the physical exam, we'll look into your past medical history and any recent X-ray results available to pinpoint the cause of the pain. Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Treatment will be customised to your condition and these options can include:
Relaxes contracted muscles and releases the fascia that covers the muscle.
Active Release Therapy
Usually applied for patients with chronic pain issues to treat the soft injury tissue by breaking the adhesions in muscles.
To improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
Trigger Point Therapy
Using an isolated finger pressure to “deactivate” the trigger points and alleviate the pain.
Force is exerted either manually or mechanically on muscles and joints to gently pull apart the vertebrae slightly so as to relieve muscle spams and back pains.
Providing long-term care as your healthcare partner
Whole-Body Treatment Approach
Our chiropractors adopt a whole-body treatment approach to evaluate your pain areas as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well. We aim to treat the “whole person,” not just to treat your specific symptoms.
Advice on Posture, Exercises, Diet and Nutrition
In order to treat the root of chronic pains that are recurring over time, our chiropractors seek to understand your lifestyle and work demands so as to provide personalised patient-centric care and advice over a longer time horizon as your healthcare partner.