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Slipped Disk

A thorough osteopathic examination can help determine if the discs in the spine are the cause of your pain. The back pain clinic can fully assess, diagnose and treat these types of conditions.

A slipped disc is when a soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pushes out of its position. It’s often painful, as it usually presses on nerves. It can sometimes slowly get better with rest, gentle exercise and painkillers. But the best form of treatment is often osteopathic care, which the back pain clinic can provide.

Do you have a slipped disk?

This is a particularly difficult area to treat successfully. Separating each spinal bone, or vertebra, is soft tissue called a disc. This special, fibrous outer ring contains a jelly-like material which acts as a pivot for joint movement. The soft centred area cannot actually slip due to the way it is attached to the above and below vertebrae. However the disk can bulge, tear, herniate, thin, prolapse or dry out. A thorough osteopathic examination by the back pain clinic can help determine if the discs in the spine are the cause of your pain.

A slipped disc (also called a prolapsed or herniated disc) can cause:

  • lower back pain
  • numbness or tingling in your shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs or feet
  • neck pain
  • problems bending or straightening your back
  • muscle weakness
  • pain in the buttocks, hips or legs if the disc is pressing on the sciatic nerve (sciatica)

Many of our patients have experienced have disc damage and do not know about it until something as simple as turning around, sneezing or tying their shoelaces. A simple movement often leads to acute pain. Osteopathic treatment is very effective in helping your body to recover well and quickly from a slipped disk. Most people chose to then continue their care with us, thereby avoiding any further damage and maintaining a healthy body.

Contact the back pain clinic today and find out how our expert and friendly team can help you:


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