The term Slip Disc is used for defining a condition where the soft inner part of the disks comes out or protrudes through the outer ring. In case of a Slip Disc, one would experience acute pain and numbness only on one side of the body. The pain usually gets worse at night, after walking or doing some exercises or even be associated with extreme muscle weakness and fatigue.
HOW IS SLIP DISC DIAGNOSED?
A Physiotherapist diagnoses Slip Disc by performing physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scan, MRI, and discograms.
HOW IS SLIP DISC TREATED?
Treatments for a slipped disk range from conservative to surgical. The treatment typically depends on the level of discomfort.
DID YOU KNOW?
An untreated, severe slipped disk can lead to permanent nerve damage. In rare cases, this may lead to cut off of nerve impulses to the cauda equina nerves in your lower back and legs causing loss of bowel or bladder control.