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?
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?
Treatment for slip disc varies with the level of discomfort they are causing. Mild Slip Disc can be treated with exercises and avoiding strenuous work. Muscle relaxers and painkillers may be given for pain relief. If symptoms do not subside after 6 weeks or they get worse, surgery may be needed
DID YOU KNOW?
Usually, this is a problem that affects adults more than younger kids or even teens.