When you have a prolapsed disc (commonly called a Slip Disc), a disc does not actually slip. What happens is that part of the inner softer part of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) bulges out (herniates) through a weakness in the outer part of the disc. A prolapsed disc is sometimes called a herniated disc. The bulging disc may press on nearby structures such as a nerve coming from the spinal cord. Some inflammation also develops around the prolapsed part of the disc.
Slip disc may also create sickness such as migraine, high-blood pressure, asthma, gastric, digestive problems, back pain, sex organ dysfunction, constipation and etc.
How severe is the pain depends on which disc is herniated and how large the herniation is
- Pain may spread over the buttocks, down the back of one thigh, and into the calf
- Difficulty in walking, sitting or standing for a long period of time
- Pain may be in one leg (more common) or both legs
- Lower back cause Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs (Lower Back)
- Neck cervical cause Numbness, tingling, or weakness in hands/arms (Neck)
- In severe cases, inability to find comfort even when lying down
- Sudden aching or twisted neck that cannot be straightened without severe pain
- Bowel or bladder changes or numbness in the groin
Here are some risks of developing a prolapsed disc:
- a job involving lots of lifting
- a job involving lots of sitting (especially driving)
- weight-bearing sports (weight-lifting, etc)
- smoking / obesity
- increasing age (a disc is more likely to develop a weakness with increasing age)
How Can Osso Help Slip Disc?
Statistically, 9 out of 10 patients that visit Osso Bone Care are actually suffering from slip disc and majority of them are already in serious stage in which the discs are in a very bad shape. In some serious cases our patients can’t even walk or stand properly. This is due to the long-term pressure on our spine that affect our discs to bulge and when it does, it will touch our spinal nerve and causing pain throughout our body.
In Osso, we will firstly use our very own Osso Flexion Distraction Adjustment Technique to treat our patients by reducing and releasing the pressure between our two spinal vertebras. This step is crucial because once the pressure is released, we can perform Osso Bone Adjustment treatment with more effectiveness.
After that, we will conduct Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) to “suck in” the disc herniation and bulges thus increasing the space between the vertebrae. This step will also thicken and heal the disc, helping our patients to support their recovery.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms as mentioned above, don’t wait till it worsen,
kindly get yourself checked today by calling our phone number or visit us today!