A slip disc is a condition that occurs when the soft inner portion of the disk protrudes through the outer ring. The symptoms of the condition may vary depending on where the slip disc occurs and if it damages any of the spinal nerves. The most common symptoms are pain and numbness on one side of the body, pain that extends to your extremities, pain that tends to worsen at night and after sitting or standing. There can be unexplained muscle weakness, tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area.
HOW IS SLIP DISC DIAGNOSED?
Orthopaedicians conduct a complete physical examination and evaluate your symptoms. During physical examination, your nerve function and muscle strength will be tested. The doctor will also check which physical activity is causing you pain. Imaging tests like CT-Scan, X-ray and discograms help in diagnosing the cause of Slip Disc
HOW IS SLIP DISC TREATED?
The treatment of Slip Disc ranges from conservative to surgical. Besides medication, the treatment of Slip Disc involves exercises, and physical therapies.
DID YOU KNOW?
The lower back is one of the most common areas for Slip Disc.