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What Is Slip Disc?
The term “Slip-Disc” is a common everyday term used to describe a damaged spinal disc that herniates, bulges, or slips through spinal discs’ usual confined borders, compressing spinal nerves and the spinal cord. Slip discs are the most common cause of disability in individuals under 50. It can occur in the neck, upper back, mid-back, or lower back.
Over 90% of all slip discs occur in the lower back, and the most common slip disc segment is the L4-L5, flowed by the L5-S1 and C5-C6. The L4-L5 part of the spine is in the lower back at the beltline, and the L5-S1 is directly below the L4-L5 segment. The C5-C6 is also a common site for a slipped disc. The C5-C6 segment is at the neck’s junction that meets the upper back.
For the spinal disc to slip, bulge, or herniate through, certain levels of preexisting damage must occur. Published research reports a disc will not slip unless there are some degenerative changes in the spinal disc.
Spinal discs are firm and elastic structures that are sturdy enough to last a lifespan. They connect spinal bones to provide mobility and shock absorbance. And the human body, there are 23 spinal discs:
- Six Intervertebral discs in the neck or cervical spine
- Twelve intervertebral discs in the upper and mid-back known as the thoracic spine
- Five intervertebral discs in the lower back or the lumbar spine
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Slip Disc Symptoms
A slip disc can feel like a sharp or dull pain. The symptoms of a slip disc can be mild or excruciatingly severe. And in some instances, it may not cause any symptoms until it hits the severe stage. In short, the severity, frequency, or likelihood of any symptoms with a slipped disc changes from person to person, and it depends on many factors and your tolerance level.
Here is a list of common slip disc symptoms in the neck:
- Neck pain or stiffness in the neck
- Upper back pain, numbness, tingling, or burning sensations
- Shooting pains down the arms or legs
- Numbness, tingling, or burning seriations in the chest, shoulders, arms, hands, or fingers
- Weakness in shoulder, arms, hands, or fingers
- Pain in the neck, upper back, or down the arms when coughing or sneezing
- Pain in the upper back when tilting the head and neck back or when looking up
Here is a list of common slip disc symptoms in the back:
- Lower back pain or pain in the buttocks
- Painful legs or thighs
- Difficulty standing upright following sitting
- Pain in the lower back, buttocks, thighs, or legs when coughing or sneezing
- Weakness in legs and feet
- Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the buttocks, thighs, legs, feet, or toes
- Groin pain
- Bowl and balder disorders, including erectile dysfunction
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How To Cure Slip Disc?
Slip disc it’s treatable, reversible, and curable with focused treatment programs that repair damaged areas of the spine that caused the disc to slip, bugle, or herniate. To cure a slipped disc, you need to be assessed and treated by a doctor or clinical team with the expertise, experience, know-how, and treatment technologies to repair damaged spinal discs, joints, muscles, and ligaments.
NSD Therapy® is one of the most effective non-surgical methods of spine care that can help cure slip disc pain and symptoms. Best of all, NSD Therapy® can retract the slipped, bulged, or tethered spinal disc fibers without surgery or injections.
Reversing a slip disc through NSD methods leverages the beneficial aspects of evidence-based chiropractic, clinical physiotherapy, and focused rehabilitation through advanced therapy devices and technologies. Reversing to curing the severity of a slipped disc is possible for all slipped discs except the fragmented spinal disc.
Are There Different Types Of Slip Discs?
As mentioned, slip disc is a usual term often used by doctors and patients to describe seven types of spinal disc issues with one. Here are all the seven medical terms relating to the everyday term (slip disc or slipped disc):
- Intervertebral disc bulge or a bulging disc
- Intervertebral disc prolapse or prolapsed disc
- Intervertebral disc protrusion or protruded disc
- Intervertebral disc ruptures or ruptured spinal disc
- Intervertebral disc herniation is also known as a spinal disc hernia or herniated disc
- Intervertebral disc extrusion or an extruded disc
- Intervertebral disc fragmentation or fragmented disc
Slip Disc Pain Vs. The Common Neck & Back Pain
Slip disc pain in the initial stages is similar to muscle aches, cramps, or pulling pain, which in time, may start to radiate or run down to the arms or legs. The pain of a slip disc can become paralyzing and excruciatingly severe. However, some slip disc patients complain of typical neck or back pain or discomfort that worsens with stress or increased activity. It is advisable not to dismiss the everyday neck and back issues as there may be hidden spinal disc issues. Or, at the very least, fix smaller problems before they become life-changing events.
If you experience frequent aches and pains in your neck, upper, or lower back, you should have it thoroughly assessed because fixing minor neck and back pains is the ultimate way of avoiding a slip disc.
How To Prevent Slip Disc?
An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. And slip discs are entirely preventable. The best means of preventing a slipped disc is by modifying your daily life; here are our top three workable examples:
Avoid prolonged sitting. Take a break from sitting by getting up and walking for 3-5 minutes. Sitting for longer than 45 minutes causes the spinal disc to stretch continually and progressively outwards. The outward stretching of spinal discs is typical with prolonged sitting, resulting from axial loading, that forces the disc beyond its confined area.
Pay attention to a stiff back or neck. Getting mild aches, pains, and discomforts treated early on is another example of avoiding a slipped disc. For most, simple muscle aches or joint stuffiness is the main culprit in developing a slip disc. Get the simple aches and issues treated early to prevent a slip disc.
Avoid aggressive activities. A common cause of slip disc is getting too aggressive with your workouts in the early stages. Deadlifts and leg presses are two of the most commonly encountered gym-related injuries that cause slip discs. Therefore, start your workout and exercise plan slowly and work into the free weights in stages. Avoid rushing in with deadlifts or leg presses, as they stress the spinal discs tremendously. Gymgoers with a family history of spine-rated issues should be more alert and careful when planning workouts and exercise sessions to help them avoid getting a slip disc.
Slip-Disc Is The Leading Cause Of Neck Pain & Back Pain
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 usually occurs in the neck or the lower back.
The upper and mid portions of the spine are the least common sites for a slipped disc. Therefore, this page will concentrate on slip-disc conditions in the neck or the low back. But, 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 in the body; their primary function is to enable motion, connect the spine, and 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 heavy workloads even under stressful conditions. However, they are not bulletproof. In other words, too much stress or too many traumatic events can injure or, worse, tear them apart.
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When there is too much pressure on a disc (due to structural, postural, or activity-related causes), the outer fibers of the spinal disc (the annulus fibrosus) tear; once the outer fibers tear, the center of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) will be forced to slip outwards. Most in Malaysia refer to the outward slippage of the nucleus pulposus as a “Slip-Disc” or disc herniation.
The myth that this problem can only happen to older adults is sadly very wrong, as it can happen to anyone of any age. The adverse effects of a minor slipped disk can quickly magnify due to its surrounding tissues’ fragility. The spinal cord is immediately posterior to the disc and postero-laterally to the exiting nerves. Nerve or cord compression and impingement caused by the spinal discs or joints can dramatically increase the severity of your aches and pains.
The severity of your symptoms and the degree of disability can range from mild to severe. Keep in mind that slipped discs can cause various symptoms, including weakness and paralysis.
Paraspinal muscles and muscles innervated by the compressed nerves will tighten and become hypertonic. To sum it up, look upon a disc problem with seriousness as it may lead to a long chain of unwanted issues. A healthy spinal disc is the foundation of a healthy spine, ensuring a better quality of life.
Slip 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 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 workdays, second only to the flu.
Nevertheless, the majority of people nowadays still take back pain lightly. Awareness regarding spinal health is far lacking.
A spine consists of 24 presacral vertebral bodies supported at the base by a sacrum and ending with a coccyx tailbone. Spinal Discs: a gel-like material occupies the Space between spinal bones. The spinal discs help absorb any shock or stress placed on the spine. The spinal soft tissues (Muscles and Ligaments) provide the needed support. Tendons that attach muscles to bones play a critical role in maintaining stability as they facilitate spinal movement. Hence, with so many issues at work, any tissue injury may contribute to lots of pain, especially if neglected or ignored.
Discogenic Back Pain
Discogenic back pain remains one of the most common causes of back pain. A degenerated disc disease is a source of discogenic pain. Discs are gel-like and have very high water contents, so they are more susceptible to injury; bulging discs, disc protrusions, and herniated discs were known in Malaysia as a “Slip-Disc” 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 your legs or feet, don’t waste your time; get checked immediately.
How Quickly Can A Slip Disc Worsen?
Slip discs are progressive by nature. While none can calculate the speed of progression, it can worsen rapidly. It can dramatically worsen if neglected. The progression rate is directly related to your activity level, overall health, and the type of care you get. If the care you receive is not specific for a slipped disc, the chances of progressions are relatively high. Many centers treat the bulging, herniated, or protruded disc as typical back or neck issues.
The typical treatments for joint or muscle-related neck or back disorders do little for the spinal disc. Some procedures rendered for these 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 standard treatment options for spinal disc disorders. While symptoms decrease, the vast majority of these procedures are not corrective.
Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment has the best chance of stopping progression and repairing 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.
Slip Disc Treatment At Chiropractic Specialty Center®
Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the ONLY center in Malaysia that offers 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 working together. 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 of collaborative care through advanced spine technology. Let us help. We are the best center in Malaysia. We have discussed disc degeneration and its impact on healing on this website, especially if recovering from a slipped disc. Degeneration is a part of life. Degeneration starts the moment we are born! Hence, degenerative disc disease (DDD) is the deterioration of the vertebral structures due to wear and tear caused 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 patients 50 and over have disc degeneration. And our final point, disc degeneration occurs more rapidly among males. Incidentally, males are also the ones that neglect and ignore health issues.
Slip Disc & Back Pain Treatment In Malaysia
Acute back pain is a sudden onset lasting less than three days. Common causes are attributed to sprains, strains, or slipped discs. Stretching an individual joint beyond its limit places a lot of pressure on it. When muscles are stretched beyond their physiological limit, tissue damage could occur. Ligaments will be sprained, causing them to tear and cause spinal joint instabilities. A sprained ligament will also stress the nearby spinal muscles.
A strained muscle is a weak muscle and a harrowing one. A person with any sprain or strain will face difficulties in movement, and they will not even be able to carry out their daily activities 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 and sciatica (leg pain). 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.
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 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.
Slip Disc, Scoliosis & Spondylolisthesis
Structural problems like scoliosis and spondylolisthesis often lead to severe back pain. Scoliosis (skoliosis) is the abnormal lateral curvature of the spine accompanied by muscle imbalance and an altered posture. On its own, scoliosis is, most of the time, pain-free. However, if untreated, scoliosis can lead to significant imbalances, putting the individual at a higher risk of developing spinal disc disorder. Patients with bulging and herniated discs complicated with scoliosis require treatments that simultaneously address scoliosis and slipped discs.
A disc problem, then, with the presence of scoliosis, will be a tougher condition to treat and be almost impossible to reverse entirely.
Spondylolisthesis 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 may progress as one age.
Thus, if you experience continued pain after an injury, call and visit one of our centers. Our clinical teams can correctly evaluate and diagnose the actual cause of your pain. Identifying the primary cause of a condition is the most crucial step in the recovery stage. Let our team get you back to a healthy, active life again. We can help.
Spinal Disc Herniations, Prolapse & Spinal Fractures
Spinal fractures can occur from traumatic injuries or result from osteoporosis. Compression fractures are often the result of degenerative changes, as seen in the elderly. The traumatic event or the degenerative changes that result in a compression fracture also damages the spinal discs. 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 even with the slightest pressure. Compression fractures of the vertebral body are prevalent, especially in older and osteoporotic patients. You may be young or old, but fractures can happen anytime with any trauma.
Complications of any vertebral fracture are always more complicated to tackle than fractures in other bones of the body. Of course, those with a spinal bone fracture may end up having life-long pain if they cannot obtain the proper care. A fractured spinal segment will almost always lead to a slip-disc at or adjacent to the broken part. Therefore, it is essential to have your spine checked by our clinical team of chiropractors and physical therapists if you have had a fracture.
The Severity Of Pain In Protruded Spinal Disc, Extruded Disc & Fragmented Disc Patients
You can have a protruded spinal disc and mild pain. Some have higher pain thresholds than others. Also, some have severe spinal issues and experience no neck or back pain. In short, don’t neglect minor neck or back pain. You may have a spinal disc disorder if you are having frequent or recurrent neck or back pain. 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 widespread. Still, prolonged living with the pain or discomfort can be hazardous as it worsens the underlying condition, and soon, it will be harder to treat. Do not let your body reach a stage where it cannot get treated anymore. It is vital to understand the sensation of pain is never “normal,” and the thought that the pain will “go away on its own” is merely wishful thinking. You only have one spine, so take care of it. Please 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 slipped disc are the primary cause of neck pain. However, fortunately, research shows that almost all neck pain cases are due to mechanical problems. Thus, the pain results from injury or damage to your neck’s muscles, bones, ligaments, discs, or joints.
In today’s world, neck pain is more common among white-collared workers. Our modern lifestyles and our modern gadgets have much to do with that. Too many are sitting for prolonged hours at their desks working on laptops or desktops. And when they are not working, they spend most of their 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 mechanical neck or back pain. A slip-disc in the neck was once a rare disorder. Today, most teenagers suffer from neck pain due to a slipped disc. Posture and lifestyle changes have led to this dramatic increase in the severity of neck pain and the development of a slipped disc.
What Is The Leading Cause Of A Slip Disc?
Spinal disc damage or degeneration results from premature wear and tear of neck joints, muscles, and ligaments. The neck has seven vertebrae (spinal segments). The cervical spine has the job of withstanding the human head’s weight, about 4-6kg. The neck is also very flexible, enabling you to turn the head and neck in all directions. The muscles, ligaments, joints, and discs of the neck allow the neck to function uninterruptedly with ease. However, even the simplest motions become painful when injury or malfunction occurs. And if neglected, it may even lead to disability, paralysis, or worse. So, please don’t ignore or ignore your neck. Even simple neck pain needs thorough evaluation and targeted treatments.
Hence, a combination of flexibility with the load-bearing down on a neck places the cervical spine at significant risk of being susceptible to any form of injury. Don’t ignore or desensitize your pain with painkillers. Medical doctors often gave painkillers and prescribed bed rest for neck pain. The pain will indeed subside. However, the root problem is not getting treated. The medication and bed rest merely masks the pain and reduces the inflammation. However, neck pain often resurfaces upon return to normal activities. Especially true if your neck pain is due to a slipped disc.
Bed Rest, Medication & Spinal Disc Conditions
Medication and bed rest are two common prescriptions or recommendations in the treatment of slip-disc. Unfortunately, this has led to a worsening of spinal disc issues. The latest research found that bed rest is not the answer, as 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 at one of our centers.
Talk to us about your daily chores so we can help you correct how you perform your daily tasks. Knowing that you have a neck or back problem, changing certain habits, and correcting your posture are beneficial. Little changes like these can go a long way for the well-being of a person’s spinal health.
Medications given to herniated and bulging disc patients do little to fix the problem. Aside from the nasty side effects, it could worsen your condition. Spinal disc issues are mechanical conditions that are not curable with medication. The mechanical condition needs mechanical solutions. For a slipped disc, the best treatment is NSD Therapy®. Besides, drugs are dumb. In other words, medication and painkillers don’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 techniques that work. Call us; our advanced spine methods, as provided in our chiro-zone and physio-zone, will help.
What Should You Do If You Have A Slip Disc Or A Damaged Spinal Disc?
Come in for a consultation today with any of our doctors, and they will give you advice that will improve your quality of life indefinitely. Our methods of treatment are better and more comprehensive. We treat a slipped disc with our chiropractors in Sri Petaling & our chiropractors in Bukit Damansara combine their efforts with our award-winning physiotherapists in Kuala Lumpur. 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.
Need Self-Help Tips To Manage Your Slip Disc?
Our do’s and don’ts list 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 prescribed by one of our team members. Doing stretches posted on YouTube may not be suitable for you. 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 support your cervical spine.
- Ensure your driving seat is in a comfortable position. Do not drive for too extended periods 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 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.
Which Is Better: Spine Surgery Or Corrective Slip Disc Care?
Neck and back pain patients should always opt for corrective non-invasive methods. Restorative non-surgical procedures from our experts can give you the lasting relief you need for slipped discs, neck pain, or back pain. Published research from the United States confirms failures and complications of spine surgery. To avoid failures and surgical complications, opt for comprehensive non-surgical treatment at Chiropractic Specialty Center®.
Most think the surgical intervention of the spine is relatively safe with minimally invasive procedures. However, recent research has proven this notion wrong. Spine surgery has high than believed failure rate. These risks are even higher in spine fusion surgeries. 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, shockwave therapy, or ESWT therapy. Visit us today for a better tomorrow.
To conclude, choose corrective slip disc treatment over spine surgery. Our clinical success in the treatment of slipped discs is higher compared to spine surgery for a slipped disc. Call us today at 03 2093 1000 and speak with one of our experts about your condition.
What To Expect When You Visit Us?
Our center, chiropractors, and physiotherapists work hand in hand to provide you with the best care possible. Our clinical team will carefully evaluate all aspects of your spine and review every part 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 develop a treatment plan for you.
Chiropractic care for neck pain is a conservative and non-invasive approach where you will receive 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 neck’s mobility and restore a pain-free and full range of motion. Tight muscles would also feel relief after the chiropractic adjustments by the best-rated chiropractic center in Kuala Lumpur. Based on based-research chiropractic, spinal manipulation has undoubtedly become one of the best strategies to combat neck pain.
Pain is always the first sign that your body tells you something is wrong, and gets it checked out. It is always better to get any pain treated as early as possible. Start listening to your body, book an appointment, and get the best slipped-disc treatment in Malaysia at the nearest Chiropractic Specialty Center®.
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