Slipped Disc Treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chiropractic Specialty Center in Bukit Damansara (Damansara Heights) provides the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. To start, we will give you some background information on slipped disc or slip-disc, as well as common causes and therapy options available, before expanding on how we became the best slip-disc treatment center in Kuala Lumpur.
What is a slip-disc or slipped disc?
A slipped disc or Slip-Disc is a spinal condition where the spinal disc is forced out, compressing nerves or the spinal cord. Spinal discs are the soft rubbery cushions between the bones of the spine called vertebrae. The term slipped disc or slip-disc is somewhat misleading because spinal discs don’t slip. However, they bulge, herniate, rupture, prolapse, extrude or fragment. Nonetheless, the term slip-disc or slipped disc is becoming a common alternative term used by patients. Hence, we will continue our discussions and information on this page using the actual medical term as we as the layperson’s terms.
Slip-disc can be exceedingly painful and limiting if the protruded, bulged, herniated or slipped disc (slip-disc) presses on the nerves or spinal cord. Contrary to the common believe a slipped disc will not heal on its own. Therefore, to recover you will need targeted corrective care.
We have been treating slipped disc patients successful in Kuala Lumpur for 11-years. We treated kids, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged and adults and senior citizens with over 90% success rate. Over the years, we have answered numerous questions. Some of the questions posted to us were common.
The most common query that many have asked from us are listed below:
- What is a spinal disc?
- What is the cause of a slipped disc?
- Do herniated discs go away?
- What are the symptoms of disc problems?
- What is the best way to diagnose a slipped disc?
- How long does a slipped disc take to heal?
- How do you treat spinal disc problems?
- What makes our treatment better than others?
In the coming sections, we will address each of the above in the hope of providing our webpage visitors comprehensive information.
What is a spinal disc?
Your spinal discs have two main structures, nucleolus pulposus, and annular fibrosus. In simple terms, a spinal disc resembles a jelly doughnut, and jelly filled center enclosed or contained by a stronger exterior or surrounding. The nucleolus pulposus part resembling the jelly filling, and the annuals fibrosis lookalike being the doughnut. In short, it has jell like interior that is reinforced and contained with firm attaching fibers.
The spinal disc (intervertebral disc) function as shock absorbers, ligaments, and separators of vertebral bones. In total 23 discs attach the vertebrae of the spine, six spinal discs in the neck, 12 in the thoracic spine or mid back and five in the lower back or lumbar spine. The classifications of spinal discs are through their connections to the vertebra above and below. So, a slip-disc at L4-L5 relates to a herniated or prolapsed disc between your 5th lumbar and the fifth lumbar segment (low back).
A herniated disc can be treated non-invasively through the clinical efforts of our team of corrective chiropractors and clinical physiotherapists. Our teams and breakthrough spine technology provides you the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur today.
What is the cause of a slipped disc?
A slipped disc is not a condition that develops overnight. For your vertebral disc to slide or get pushed out (slipped disc), there have to be some degenerative changes (preexisting damage). Healthy discs doses do not herniate easily. In other words, discs are highly resilient. However, poor posture, muscular or ligamentous weakness as well as injury diminish to nutrient content and flow to a spinal disc. Decreased or diminished blood flow (nutrients) leads to degenerative changes. A degenerated disc is a weak disc, susceptible to tears, bulging and herniation (slipped disc).
Spinal discs are soft and rubbery, but sturdy enough to last a lifetime. The protective fibers of the disc are interwoven, crisscrossing one another for stability. A healthy disc’s interwoven threads (fibers) can withstand even most rigorous events. In short, to slip a disc, there have to be certain levels of preexisting damage.
To conclude, it is impossible to slip (bulge, herniate, protrude, prolapse or extrude) a healthy disc. Not long ago, researchers attempted to herniate, bulge or rupture a good spinal disc in a laboratory setting. They subjected healthy human spinal discs by loading them with excessive amounts of weight. All of their attempts failed. Even when they stressed the spinal discs to events not commonly encountered, the vertebral disc remained resilient. They concluded that it was impossible to herniate a disc (slip a disc). In their published research, they stated that some levels of damage must be present before a disc can slip or herniate.
Do herniated discs go away?
Slip-disc is a major health condition. If neglected, it can lead to paralysis. A common finding with most slip-disc or slipped disc patient is the fluctuation of symptoms. Some report remission for short or extended periods. However, the fact remains, that slipped disc does not heal on its own.
Yes, the symptoms may decrease or diminish. However, they almost always reoccur. The reason for recurrences is the degenerative damage within a disc. Degenerative changes are damages within a disc, and at times they may be severe to a point where discal fibers tear apart. To heal a slip-disc you will need to treat the actual cause. According to published medical research, the root cause of slip disc is spinal disc damage.
What are the symptoms of disc problems?
Slipped disc symptoms depend on the severity and location of the slip-disc. For some, it is excruciatingly severe. Also, some slipped disc patients remain active with relatively mild to even no pain. However, these are rare instances. We listed the most common symptoms of a slipped disc below:
- Pain in or both sides of the impacted region
- Tingling and numbness sensations along the spine, arms, fingers, legs or toes
- Weakness in the spine, arms, hands, legs or feet
- Sudden sharp pain with coughing or sneezing
- Pain with extending, bending, turning or twisting the neck or low back
- Weakness or pain in legs when walking or standing
- Pain when standing from a seated position
- Discomfort or pain at night during sleep Inability to lift both legs at the same time
- Burning sensations in the shoulder blades, mid back or gluts
What is the best way to diagnose a slipped disc?
In the past, the slipped disc was diagnosed based on exam findings and patient history. Today, these principals are still in use. However, the best means of diagnosing a slipped disc is through a Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI examination. However, patient assessments and testing are a must before an MRI Assessment. Our doctors of chiropractic will carefully take your history and note your symptoms. They will look for the classic sings. MRI assessment will be scheduled if the classic sings are indicative of a slipped disc.
A classic sign of a slipped disc is the sensation of pain when coughing or sneezing. An excellent indication of a slipped disc in the low back is an inability or pain when lifting both legs while lying on your back. For the neck, the hallmark is pain or discomfort in the upper back, to of shoulder or arms when extending the head and neck backward. After diagnosing you with a slipped disc, our clinical teams will thoroughly explain your non-surgical option. Rest assured, our center provides the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. We can help you recover without injections or surgery.
How long does a slipped disc take to heal?
Pain, numbness, tingling or weakness resulting from compression of the spinal nerves or spinal cord is common in slipped disc patients. It is possible to reverse the impact of a slipped disc, and nerve compression with corrective therapy approaches. With proper care, recovery should occur quite fat. The patient would notice improvements within the first week of care. Healing may take 6-8 weeks, depending on the extent of the damage. Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides targeted corrective care, enhanced with breakthrough spine technology. We offer the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. Visit us today.
How do you treat spinal disc problems?
There is some suggestion that a slipped disc can resolve without any specific treatments. The truth is that a slipped disc or slip-disc is a critical condition that needs urgent care. Waiting for it to heal on its own is only going to make matters worse. However, there are certain things that you may do to alleviate the pain. Remember, the suggestions below can help with the symptoms (pain), but to fix them you need corrective care.
Things you can do to help relieve the pain of a slipped disc:
- Rest and avoidance of aggravating activities
- Cryotherapy, icing the neck or back 10-15 minutes every two hours during the day
- Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
- Decrease prolonged sitting or standing
Now that you what do at home let’s go over things you should avoid:
- Avoid any bending, twisting or rotating activities
- Decrease prolonged sitting or standing
- Avoid heat. Heat can make the muscles relax. However, it will increase swelling.
- Do not carry bags, luggage or weights greater than 3kgs Do not get messages on the spine. Pushing or deep myofascial release directly onto the spine or gluts can further increase inflammatory processes Avoid long drives
Slipped disc treatment differs when compared to the general neck or back pain treatment you get. To recover, you will need to repair the actual damage. Fixing damaged discs and slip-disc is accomplished with comprehensive therapy options that target all causes. It is just that simple. If you want the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur, call us at 03 2093 1000. Let our experts help you reclaim your life.
How do you treat spinal disc problems such as a slipped disc?
Spinal disc problems such as a slipped disc need holistic (comprehensive) therapy or treatments. We mentioned earlier that a slipped disc occurs when the spinal disc is damaged. What we have not covered thus far is the fact that spinal disc damage is a multifaceted issue. Multi-Faceted problems are those that have more than one aspect or causes. The majority of slipped disc patients will have accompanying muscle issues, ligament issues, joint issues, and nerve issues. A bulging or herniated disc (slipped disc) is usually the last problems that surface. Thus, the need for comprehensive therapy options that repairs and fixes all root causes.
The typical chiropractic or regular physiotherapy treatment can help decrease some of the symptoms. However, general physiotherapy or the standard chiropractic treatments fail to address the multifaceted aspect of a slipped disc comprehensively. Targeted corrective care for joints, muscles, ligaments, and spinal discs are essential components of holistic therapy options. In short, there are no short cuts, if you want the best-slipped disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. Our advice is to visit multiple centers and see what they offer. Chose the one you feel most comfortable. If you wish, we are willing to provide you a second opinion about your condition or therapy options.
What makes our treatment better than others?
Our clinical teams provide multidisciplinary spine, joint, and sports injury treatment. We were the first to offer spinal decompression therapy in Malaysia. Over the years we have treated over 10,000 patients. Our clinical success in treating slipped disc patients is over 90%. We have treated patients of all ages, young and old, and we rarely fail to improve their pain or condition. What makes us better than others is our in-depth knowledge, skills, multidisciplinary team, and advanced spine technology.
To conclude this section, our treatments are better because they are comprehensive and condition specific. Above all, we have proven cases, documented through serial MRI examinations (with pre-therapy and post-therapy MRI assessments). So, if you are looking for the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur, visit us today. Our Kuala Lumpur center is in Damansara Heights. Let our expert non-surgical team help you recover without injections or surgery.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® Offers the Better Treatment for your SLIP-DISC in Kuala Lumpur
It is being said that 80% of the population will experience lower back pain once in their lifetime, while two-thirds will experience neck pain. The number one cause of chronic neck or back pain in Malaysia is the slip disc. Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. Our methods of slip disc treatment have helped thousands recover without the need for medication, injections, or surgery. Visit us today to discover effective non-surgical solutions that others do not offer.
Slip-disc is a common condition affecting thousands of sufferers in Kuala Lumpur. While surgery is an option, it is best as a last option. We know that most surgeons in Malaysia are all too eager to operate even in mild and moderate cases of slip disc. Our center has an excellent track record in treating slip-discs. We have even treated severe and advanced cases successfully. That being said, the mild and moderate slip disc cases that go through surgery are easily managed through our methods. Before you opt for those surgical options, visit us.
Let our clinical team help you through the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. Slip-disc is a leading cause of immobility in people under 45. Neck pain, back pain, and slip-discs are now prevalent not only in the elderly but alarmingly those as young as their early teens.
Which is Better Surgical or Non-Surgical Slip-Disc Treatment?
Non-Surgical Slip-Disc Treatment Option is Always the BEST option. Spine surgery has limitations and often needs additional or subsequent surgical interventions. On the average a slip-disc patient that undergoes surgical intervention end with 3 or more invasive procedures. Researchers throughout the world are recommending non-operative slip disc solutions as your first, second and even third option. Surgery should be the absolute last option! Heed the warning and avoid surgery, let our clinical teams help you recover without surgery or injection. Learn about our proven slipped disc treatment before opting for an invasive procedure. There are two methods of treatment available for a slip-disc: surgery and non-surgical.
The common surgical procedure performed for slip-disc patients is discectomy, laminectomy, or spinal fusion. However, recurrent disc herniation is not uncommon and may occur directly after back surgery or after a few years later. As a result, some ended up having two (2), three (3), or more surgical interventions on the same segment! So, if you have had a surgical intervention for your slipped disc, you will need to be careful, as the odds are against you. The vast majority of those that have had surgery require additional surgical interventions, and you do not want to be one of them, so take extra care and all the precautions you need, even if you feel great. Better to be careful than operated on again.
Can We Fix and Repair your Slipped Disc without Drugs or Surgery?
The good news is that a slip-disc is a treatable condition without drugs, injections, or surgery; you do not have to go through painful treatments to get better. Our centers offer specialized non-surgical slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur. Our approaches are through systems, technologies, and procedures that others do not have. It is not just our in-depth skills or knowledge that make us better, but also, our advanced spinal technology for slip disc and scoliosis. In short, we offer the best slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur.
Our clinical physiotherapy, targeted rehabilitation, and research-based chiropractic and technology have proven effective. Our results speak for themselves. Visit us to discover excellence in chiropractic and physiotherapy when it comes to slip-disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.