SLIPPED DISC: CAUSE OF NECK PAIN AND BACK PAIN
The term “Slip-Disc” is often used interchangeably with a herniated disc, protruded disc or a bulging disc. A Slipped-Disc also referred to as a prolapsed disc, extruded disc or fragment disc is often the result of injury or neglect of a mild condition. Slip disk or slipped disk often occur in the neck or the lower back. The upper and mid portions of the spine are least common sites for a slipped disc. Therefore, on this page, we will concentrate our efforts of slip-disc conditions of the neck or the low back. Regardless of where your slipped disc is, we can help. Our centers have reversed severe slipped disk disorders. We can help even if others have failed. So, call us today for a second opinion before you opt for surgery. Chances are we can help you better.
The Vertebral disc (Spinal Disc) is the workhorse of the spine. Spinal discs are between every vertebra body; their primary function is to enable motion, connect the spine and to absorb the enormous amounts of stress we put on our spine every day while ensuring we have a stable structure. The human spinal discs are sturdy structures: meant to carry on heavy workloads even under stressful conditions. However, they are not bulletproof. In other words, to much stress or too many traumatic events can injury or worse tear them apart.
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When there is too much of pressure on a disc either due to structural, postural or activity related causes, the outer fibers of the spinal disc (the annulus fibrosus) tear. Once the outer fibers are torn; the central substance of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) will be forced to slip outwards. The outward slippage of nucleus pulposus is what most in Malaysia refers to as a “Slip-Disc” or disc herniation. The myth whereby this problem can only happen to old people is sadly very wrong as it can happen to anyone of any age at any time.
The adverse effects of a minor slipped disk can quickly magnify due to the fragility of its surrounding tissues. Located immediately posterior to the disc is the spinal cord and postero-laterally will be the exiting nerves. If a slip-disc compresses on any one of these neural structures, one may experience severe pain, numbness, tingling and possibly decreased physical and sexual functions. Paraspinal muscles and muscles innervated by the compressed nerves will tighten and become hypertonic. To sum it up, never look upon a disc problem lightly as it may lead to a long chain of unwanted problems. A healthy spinal disc is the foundation of a healthy spine; ensuring you a better quality of life.
SLIPPED-DISC IN THE LOWER BACK
Back pain is slowly becoming a pandemic. Low back pain is something that you cannot ignore. It is the leading cause of disability in those under the age of 45. Back pain is said to affect approximately 80% of the population. Low back pain has also become the second most common cause of loss of work days, second to only the flue.
Nevertheless, the majority of people nowadays still take back pain lightly. Awareness regarding the spinal health is far lacking.
A spine consists of 24 presacral vertebral bodies supported at the base by a sacrum and ending with a tailbone known as the coccyx. Spinal Discs: a gel-like material occupies the Space between spinal bones. The spinal discs help in absorbing any shock and added pressure placed on the spine. The spinal soft tissues (Muscles and Ligaments) provides the needed support. Tendons that attach muscles to bones, plays a critical role in maintaining stability as they facilitate spinal movement. Hence, with so many different types of tissues at work, any injury to any tissue may contribute to lots of pain, especially if neglected or ignored.
Discogenic Back Pain
Discogenic back pain remains to be one of the most common causes of back pain. A degenerated disc disease to be a source of discogenic pain. As discs are gel-like and have very high water contents; they are more susceptible to injury leading to disc bulges, disc protrusions, and disc herniations known in Malaysia as a “Slip-Disc” or Slipped Disc. Pain in movements and radiating pain down a person’s arms or legs are the hallmark findings when it comes to a Slip-Disc. It is the leading cause of discogenic back pain.
If you have back pain or pain that radiates down to legs or feet, don’t waste your time, get checked immediately.
How Quickly Can a Slipped Disc Worsen?
Slip-discs are progressive by their nature. While none can calculate the speed of progression, it can worsen rapidly. It can dramatically worsen if neglected. The rate of progression is directly related to your activity level, overall health and the type of care you get. If the care you receive is not targeted for a slipped disc, chances of progressions are relatively high. Many centers, treat the bulging, herniated or protruded disc as they treat the typical back or neck issues. The typical treatments rendered for a joint or muscle related neck or back disorders do little for the spinal disc. In fact, some procedures rendered for this patients are questionable. Aggressive exercises, rotatory spinal manipulations, and even some Yoga moves can rapidly worsen a spinal disc issue.
Medication, spinal injections, chiropractic, and physiotherapy are the typical treatments provided to patients with spinal disc disorders. While symptoms are managed, the vast majority of these procedures have not provided relief or stop the rate of progression. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy treatment have the best chance of stopping progression and even repairing or reversing a slipped disc. However, for chiropractic or physiotherapy to work, the care must be rendered collaboratively in a targeted manner with specialized devices. In short, stopping a slip-disc (slipped disc) is possible through chiropractic, physiotherapy and spinal decompression therapy. The only system of care that incorporates multiple disciplines through technology is the NSD Therapy methods of spinal disc treatment.
Slipped Disc Treatments at a Chiropractic Specialty Center®
Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the ONLY center in Malaysia that offer NSD Therapy. Non-Surgical Disc Decompression Therapy (NSD Therapy®) as rendered through our clinical teams can help even if other methods fail. We have the best and most knowledgeable teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists. Their combined skills, knowledge, and abilities are best when it comes to slip-disc diagnosis or slip disc treatments. What makes us better than others is our focused targeted methods collaborative care through advanced spine technology. Let us help. We are the best center in Malaysia.
In this website, we have spoken in detail about disc degeneration and the impact it has on healing, especially if recovering from a slip-disc. Degeneration is a part of life. Degeneration starts the moment we are born! Hence, degenerative disc disease (DDD) is the deterioration of the structures in the vertebral due to wear and tear caused possibly by poor posture, aging, excessive load bearing or genetic predisposition.
The suggestion in many people’s minds that degenerative disc disease (DDD) can affect only the elderly is sadly a myth and has been proven false by multiple studies. Unequivocal findings of disc degeneration in the lumbar spines were present in 20% of 11-16 years old kids. In contrast, 60-70% of 50 and over have disc degenerations. And our final point, disc degeneration occurs more rapidly among males. Incidentally, males are also the ones that neglect and ignore health issues.
SLIPPED-DISK AND BACK PAIN TREATMENT IN MALAYSIA
When it comes to acute back pain (sudden onset of pain lasting less than three days), can be attributed to sprains or strains. Stretching of an individual joint beyond its limit places a lot of pressure on it. If stretched exceeding the physiological limit, tissue damage will occur. Ligaments will be sprained causing a lot of instability to the spine and muscles will be strained. A strained muscle is a weak muscle and a very painful one. A person with any sprain or strain will face difficulties in movement, and they will not even be able to carry out their activities of daily living quickly.
Neurogenic pain is pain caused by interference with the nervous system. In other words a pinched nerve. The most common cause of a pinched nerve is a slipped-disk or slip-disk. A nerve’s primary purpose is to conduct neural signals from the brain and spine to the extremities. A pinched nerve leads to interruptions in the transmission of singles, and in turn, a person will experience pain, numbness, burning, and tingling radiating to their arms and legs. There are many sites for impingement to take place. A radiculopathy is the compression of nerve roots as they exit the spine and it most commonly occurs in the cervical and lumbar spine.
Spinal stenosis whereas is the narrowing of the spinal column, and immediate care is needed. It causes pain and numbness when walking and over time, can lead to loss of sensation and weakness of limbs.
SLIPPED-DISC, SCOLIOSIS, AND SPONDYLOLISTHESIS
Often, structural problems like scoliosis and spondylolisthesis can also lead to severe back pain. Scoliosis is the abnormal lateral curvature of the spine accompanied by lots of muscle imbalance and an altered posture. On its own, scoliosis is most of the time pain-free, however, if untreated; scoliosis can lead to a significant imbalance in the structures and postural loading which puts a person at a higher risk for developing disc problems (slip disc). A disc problem then, with the presence of scoliosis will be a tougher condition to treat and be almost impossible to completely reverse.
Spondylolisthesis whereas is the anterior slippage of one vertebra over the vertebra below it. It presents with lower back pain and instability. If untreated, the degree of slippage may progress, and neurologic symptoms will start to show. Structural problems are always more challenging to correct and thus, so the need for proper treatment.
Traumatic Spondylolisthesis occurs when a person falls or is involved in a motor vehicle accident. Spondylolisthesis and scoliosis patients often complain of pain, which can get quite severe, and it may progress, as one gets older.
Thus, so if you experienced continued pain after an injury, call and visit one of our centers. Our clinical teams can correctly evaluate, and diagnosis the actual cause of your pain. Identifying the primary cause of a condition is the most important step in the recovery stage. Let our team get you back to a healthy active life again. We can help.
Spinal Disc Herniations and Prolapse and Spinal Fractures
Spinal fractures can occur from traumatic injuries or results from osteoporosis. Compression fractures are often the result of degenerative changes as seen in the elderly. The traumatic event or the degenerative changes that resulted in a compression fracture damage spinal discs. In fact, patients with spinal fractures often have slip-discs. In some cases, it can occur weeks or months later.
Patients with a compression fracture will have severe pain when even with the slightest of pressure. Compression fractures of the vertebral body are very common especially in older people and in osteoporotic patients. You may be young or old, but fractures can happen anytime with any form of trauma. Complications of any vertebral fracture are always harder to tackle as compared to fractures in other bones of the body. Of course, those with a spinal bone fracture may end having life-long pain if they are unable to obtain the proper care. A fractured spinal segment will almost always lead to slip-disc at or adjacent to the fractured part. Therefore, it is important to have your spine checked by our clinical team of Chiropractors and physical therapists if you have had a fracture.
Mild Back or Neck Pain, and Protruded Spinal Disc, Extruded Discs, Fragmented Discs (Slipped-Disc)
You can have a protruded spinal disc and have mild pain. Some have higher pain thresholds than others. Also, there are those who have severe spinal issues, and yet experience no pain in the neck or back. In short, don’t neglect minor neck or back pain. If you are getting frequent or a recurrent neck or back pain, you may have a spinal disc disorder. Spinal disc disorder includes disc degeneration, bulging discs, protruded discs, prolapsed disc, herniated discs, extruded discs, and fragment discs.
As mentioned earlier, back pain is very common, but prolonged living with the pain can be hazardous as it worsens the underlying condition and soon it will be harder to get it treated. Do not let your body reach a stage where it cannot get treated anymore. It is important that people understand the sensation of pain is never “normal,” and the thought that the pain will just “go away on its own” is merely wishful thinking. You only have one spine so take care of it. Do not delay and get your slip-disc treated today at any of our centers.
SPINAL DISC ISSUES OR DAMAGE IN THE NECK
Neck pain Affects 50-70% of people throughout their lives; it is tough to run away from neck pain. Bad postural habits, trauma, degeneration and slip disc are the primary cause of neck pain. However, fortunately, research shows that almost all types of neck pain cases are due to mechanical problems. Thus, so the pain is the result of injury or damage to the muscles, bones, ligaments, discs or joints in your neck.
In today’s world, neck pain is more common amongst the white-collared workers. Our modern lifestyles and our modern gadgets have much to do with that. Too many are sitting prolonged hours at their desks working on laptops or desktops. And when they are not working, they spend most of the free time surfing the net on mobile devices. In short, the modern lifestyle is fast becoming the leading cause of neck pain.
A slip-disc is the most dangerous and most prevalent cause of the mechanical neck or back pain. A slip-disc in the neck was once a rare disorder. Today, the vast majority of teenagers suffer from neck pain due to a slipped disc. Our posture and our lifestyle changes have led to this dramatic increase in the severity of neck pain and the development of a slip-disc.
DAMAGE TO SPINAL DISCS RESULT FROM DAMAGE TO NECK JOINTS, MUSCLES, AND LIGAMENTS
The neck has seven vertebrae (spinal segments), the cervical spine has the job of withstanding the entire weight of the human head which is about 4-5kg. The neck is also very flexible as it enables you to turn the head in all directions. The muscles, ligaments, joints, and discs of the neck allow the neck to function uninterruptedly with ease. However, when injury or malfunction occurs, even the simplest motions become painful. And if neglected, it may even lead to disability, paralysis or worse. Thus, so do not ignore or neglect your neck. Even a simple neck pain needs a thorough evaluation and targeted treatments.
Hence, a combination of flexibility with the load bearing down on a neck, it places the cervical spine at significant risk to be susceptible to any form of injury. Don’t ignore or desensitize your pain by painkillers. In fact, medical doctors often gave painkillers and prescribed bed rest for neck pain. It is true that the pain will subside. However, the root problem is not getting treated. The medication and bed rest merely masks the pain and reduces the inflammation. However, as the person returns to their daily activities and stop taking their medication, the neck pain will resurface; especially true if your neck pain is due to a slip-disc.
Bes Rest, Medication, and Spinal Disc Conditions
Medication and bed rest are heavily used in the treatment of slip-disc. Unfortunately, this has led to a worsening of spinal disc issues. Bed rest is not the answer as the latest research found that exercise and staying active are the best strategies to tackle neck pain. Staying in bed will weaken your spinal and other core muscles. Therefore, your best option is to seek targeted treatments that repair the damage, While, carrying out your routine daily activities is good. Knowing that you have a neck or back problem; changing certain habits, and correcting your posture is beneficial. Little changes like these can go a long way for the well-being of a person’s spinal health.
Medications given to herniated disc, bulging or slipped disc patients do little in fixing the problem. Aside from the nasty side-effects, it could worsen your condition. Spinal disc issues are a mechanical condition that cannot be cured with medication. Mechanical condition needs mechanical solutions. For a slip-disc, the best treatment is NSD Therapy®. Besides, medications are dumb. In other words, medication and painkillerdon’t find and target the problem. It impacts all your tissues and organs. Painkillers and medications given to those in pain have killed thousands. So, opt for a targeted holistic method of drugless, and non-surgical methods that actually work. Call us, Chiro can help.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAVE A DISC PROBLEM?
Come in for a consultation today with any of our doctors and they will give you advice which will improve your quality of life indefinitely. Our methods of treatments are better and more comprehensive. We treat a slipped disc through the efforts of our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists. In addition to the personal care you get from our experts, we will utilize advanced spinal technology to treat you. Our preferred slip-disc treatment methods are the NSD Therapy® program. NSD Therapy® is a multi-faceted treatment program that can heal and repair even the most severe slip-disc.
WHAT ARE THE DO’s and DONT’s OF A SLIPPED-DISC
Our basic list of advice for the Slip-Disc patient:
- Stay away from doing any exercises at the gym which may aggravate or puts more stress on the neck
- REST, When you feel the pain is about to come on
- Place an ice pack on your neck at least three times a day
- Every day, try to stretch a little further, but make sure they are those prescribed by one of our team members. Doing stretches, you see on Youtube may not be right for you at all. In fact, we have had patients that were made worse
- Do not sit for too long. Stretch and take a walk every half hour
- Do not carry any heavy loads.
- Sleep with a pillow underneath your neck to provide some support for your cervical spine.
- Ensure your driving seat is in a comfortable position. Do not drive for too extended periods of time continuously
Multiple factors contribute to the occurrence of neck pain and slip-disc. However, research showed that the most common cause of slip-disc was due to mechanical dysfunctions meaning damage to the joint physical structures. Among the more common forms of mechanical dysfunction would be degeneration through aging, ligament sprains, muscle strains, spinal disc damage, hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum and facet joint arthrosis or spinal bone spurs (Facet Hypertrophy). These damages if untreated, can increase in severity and start presenting with neurologic symptoms which may be even more painful and disabling. The duration of treatment to undo the damage can be longer.
Avoid complication of slipped disc or neck pain by visiting one of our centers.
Today, spine surgery is fast becoming common. Most think that surgical intervention of spine is relatively safe with the minimally invasive procedures. However, recent research has proven this notion wrong. In fact, spine surgery has high than believed failure rate. These risks are even higher when spinal fusion is performed. So, to avoid complications from surgery or recurrent pain after surgery, visit us. Get the best alternatives to invasive or surgical spine care from one of our centers today. NSD Therapy® is the best alternative. it combines chiropractic, physical therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and Shockwave therapy or ESWT therapy all in one. Visit us today for a better tomorrow.
Our clinical team will carefully evaluate all aspects of your spine and then go over every aspect of your care.
Upon your first visit, a skilled and trained chiropractor at our center would conduct a history taking, complete physical examination, neurologic testing and if needed, may refer you out for radiographic imaging. Upon arriving at an accurate clinical diagnosis, they will then come up with a treatment plan for you. At our center, the chiropractors and physiotherapists work hand in hand to provide you with the best care possible.
Chiropractic care for neck pain is a conservative and non-invasive approach where you will be receiving spinal adjustments to the neck region. Adjustments are precise, and they target the restricted joints of the cervical spine. Adjustments administered aim to improve the mobility of the neck and to restore a pain-free and full range of motion. Tight muscles would also feel relief after the chiropractic adjustments by the best clinical chiropractors. Based on based-research chiropractic, and spinal manipulation has undoubtedly become one of the best strategies to combat neck pain.
It is always better to get any pain treated as early as possible. Pain is always the first sign in which your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong and that you should get it checked out. Start listening to your body and book yourself an appointment AND GET THE BEST SLIP-DISC TREATMENT IN MALAYSIA TODAY at the nearest Chiropractic Specialty Center® today.