Slip Disc, better known as Herniated disc, is becoming the most common cause of neck pain and back pain in Malaysia. A disc refers to the rubbery cushion that sits between the individual bones that stack to make our spines. A spinal disc has a soft, jellylike centre known as a nucleus encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior known as an annulus.
A herniated disc refers to an occurrence where the nucleus of the disc pushes out through a tear in the annulus. As it pushes through the annulus, it leaks out and puts pressure on nearby nerves, which results in pain, numbness or weakness in the corresponding arm or leg. The pain can range from mild to severe depending on the degree of herniation.
The severity of pain is directly proportional to the severity of the condition. For example, it can be mild where it affects the neck or back only, to a more dangerous condition where the pain radiates down the arms or legs. In severe cases, it can cause numbness, tingling sensation, weakness, or paralysis in the arms or legs.
There are many causes leading to disc herniation, it can be injury, worn out or aging-related wear and tear called disc degeneration. As we age, our discs become less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with even a minor strain or twist.
Injury can even happen when you lift up something heavy using your back muscles instead of your leg and thigh muscles. Rarely, traumatic events such as a fall or a blow to the back is the cause.
There are always other factors that increase the probability of disc herniation. One of the main risk factors is related to occupation in which people with physically demanding jobs have a greater risk of back problems as they involve repetitive lifting, twisting, pulling, pushing or bending sideways. Other risk factors include being overweight, genetic related and smoking which lessens the oxygen supply to the disc.
Our spinal cord ends just above our waists. What continues through the spinal canal is a group of long nerve roots that resemble a horse’s tail called “cauda equina”.
In the case where nerves from cauda equina are compressed, many worsening symptoms will happen including bladder or bowel dysfunction as well as saddle anaesthesia – the loss of sensation affects areas such as the inner thighs, back of the legs, and the area around the rectum.
We strongly recommend that patients begin chiropractic treatment for a slipped disc as soon as they receive a diagnosis of disc herniation. This proactive approach is essential for effectively managing pain, reducing the risk of complications, and speeding up the recovery process.
Looking for Slipped Disc Treatment in KL? We are the best non-operative and non-invasive treatment center for slipped discs. It is not advised to delay treatment or wait-and-see – it is a progressive condition and can be repaired non-invasively as long as you begin treatment quickly.
At One Spine Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Centre, our team is here to help you feel your best. Our Chiropractors and physiotherapists work closely together to create a personalized treatment plan for you. We use the latest therapeutic technologies, and we’re confident in our ability to help you recover from your condition.
After finding the underlying causes, we focus on treating and correcting the issue to prevent the recurrence.
We also emphasize patients’ education and rehabilitation in our slipped disc treatment. It is crucial to get our patients involved in stretching and strengthening programs by our certified physiotherapists to prevent reoccurrence in the future. Besides treating patients on-site, we always advise patients to do home exercise programs specially created for them in order to speed up their recovery.
When it comes to selecting a provider for slip disc treatment in Malaysia, here’s why One Spine® stands out due to our specialized expertise.
Our team comprises highly skilled and experienced specialists dedicated to scoliosis management. With our customized treatment plans, you get:
Our commitment is to help you achieve a healthier, more balanced spine, resulting in less pain and an improved quality of life.
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