Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment (slip-disc treatment) by our Clinical Teams and our Technology can Repair and Fix Your Slipped Disc.
Herniated Disc, better known by its layperson’s name a “Slip Disc” or “Slipped Disc” is fast becoming the most common cause of neck pain and back pain. The medical terms for the Slipped Disc (Slip Disc) are Disc Herniation or a Herniated disc. So, use of the phrase “Slipped Disc” is purely for simplicity. Additionally, we would like to take a moment and point out that a spinal disc is firmly attached to the spine and such will not Slip.
Terms such as bulging disc, herniated disc, protruded disc, prolapsed disc, ruptured discs, and extruded disc are terms used to describe disc damage. We will use these terms for ease sharing the needed information with you.
What is the Most Common Cause of Disc Herniation?
Injured, worn out and damaged disc leads to a disc herniation (slip discs). According to medical research, there have to be some degenerative changes present in a spinal disc before it herniates or protrudes. In other words, a healthy disc will never herniate or slip. A herniated disc is a damaged disc that no longer functions properly. Pain is the most common symptom in patients with a herniated disc (slip disc). Pain, disability, and paralysis are the reasons why a slip-disc (herniated disc) has become the pandemic, and no one is immune.
The most common cause of herniated disc is stress placed on a degenerated disc. In other words, sitting for prolonged periods can stress a degenerated disc and cause it to get damaged. A herniated spinal disc can be treated without spine surgery. For non-surgical treatments to work, you need an expert team with advanced spine technology. We have the best non-surgical clinical teams for spinal disc disorder. Our methods are through a proven system of care backed by technology. Our system of slip disc treatment had helped reverse and repair a herniated disc, even when other centers failed. We had also succeeded when spine surgery failed.
Today, the most common disc disorder presenting to spinal surgeons is a Disc Herniation (Slip Disc) or Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc.
A herniated disc (slip disc, slipped disc or slip-disk), can be one of the most painful conditions experienced. Often, the severity of pain is proportionate to the seriousness of the condition. It can be mild where it is affecting only the back, to a more severe, and dangerous where pain radiates down the legs. When it comes to the spine the earlier, you start your care the better the long-term outlook. Thus, we encourage all to avoid neglecting a herniated spinal disc. Neglect may lead to significant compression of the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is also known as stenosis often results from neglect, improper or ineffective treatments. Thus, it is critical to treat even the smallest disc issue.
A herniated or slipped disc occurs most frequently in your lower back, but any disc can rupture, including those in your upper back and neck. A herniated disc is a damaged disc. It starts when the outer fibers of a disc tear or protrude, allowing the “gel-like center” (nucleus) to protrude (slip). A herniated or slipped disc occurs most frequently in your lower back, but anyone of the spinal disc can herniate or rupture, including your spinal discs in your upper back and neck.
Spinal Disc Anatomy and Structures
It is impossible to relate information about slip disc or slipped disc (slip-disc) without giving out some details on disc structure and anatomy.
So, without delay, we will briefly go over the most basic of disc anatomy. In the human body, there are 23 spinal discs. Every spinal segment has a vertebral disc attached to it, except the first vertebra (C-1). The function of a spinal disc is to bear the weight, connect spinal segments, and allow for motion and mobility. There are other features that disc serves (such as provide the frontal wall of neural foramina), but we will cover those at another time.
A spinal disc has two main parts:
- Nucleus Pulposus
- Annulus Fibrosus
The Nucleus pulposus is the central part of the disc. As the name implies, the nucleus is in the center of a spinal disc. The Nucleus is the part of the spinal disc that allows for mobility and function. It is also the segment that produces the raw material the entire disc needs for survival and repair. Quite literally, it is the heart and the brain.
Annulus Fibrosus is a highly specialized ligament in the spine. The annulus fibrosus has many functions, but we will concentrate on the role it plays in connecting the spinal bones to one another. Additionally, we will briefly discuss its role in maintaining and corralling the nucleus in the center. Therefore, we like to think of the annulus fibrous as the “muscle” (bodyguard) of a disc.
Why are Spinal Discs Classified as a Ligament
We mentioned earlier that spinal discs are firmly attached to the vertebrae.
The spinal disc attachment to spinal bones is a rather intense series of intertwined fibrous ligaments known as the Annular Fibres. Other names include Annulus Fibrosus, Annular Fibres, Annular Ligament or just Annular. The annular ligament functions as a bodyguard, keeping the spinal disc at the center. When fibres degenerate or when torn, they are incapable of holding the nucleus in the center. Thus, a damaged or a torn annulus fibre is one of the many reasons why a spinal disc slips.Damage to Annular Fibres always involve the outermost fibres (outer annular ligament damage).
Damage to the annular fibres starts when the outer fibers of a disc are under excessive stress. Over time, the accumulated effects of these stresses result in degenerative changes that weaken the once sturdy annular ligament. Degenerative changes within annular fibres are the leading cause of annular tears.
A torn spinal disc is weak and unable to keep the nucleus in the center. Thus, allowing the nucleus to herniate through (slip). To conclude this section, a herniated disc occurs when a spinal disc has met the following two criteria:
- Sufficient degenerative changes
- Tears in the Annular fibers
Disc Herniation is the Slippage of the Nucleus
Slippage of the nucleus (gel-like center of the disc) is almost always towards the spinal cord and spinal nerves. When the slippage is large, it places pressure on the delicate and sensitive fibres of the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Thus causing pain in both the area of the protruding disc (herniated disc or slipped disc) and in any part of your body controlled by the nerve the disc is impinging.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® has the most thorough understanding of a slipped disc and the series of steps a disc goes through before it herniates and slips through. Our knowledge has enabled us to get specialized physiotherapy and chiropractic technologies that can fix and repair spinal disc damage. Yes, we can fix and repair your slipped disc without surgery! Our centers provide integrative care through research-based chiropractors and clinical physiotherapists. We offer the best chiropractic treatment in Malaysia.
Do You Have-to-Have Spine Surgery for a Disc Herniation?
Regardless of what others may tell you, you no longer have to have spine surgery. Spine surgery should only be done when you have exhausted an effective non-surgical method of treatment such as NSD Therapy®. But, yet there many the cut first and ask questions later. These individuals need avoidance as they can lead you to more pain. Many that have had spine surgery performed, only finds the need to have surgery again.
Improper Diagnosis of a Sipped Disc is the Reason for Failures in Successful Treatment
The term muscle spasms and sciatica are near abuse levels by most doctors.
Muscles do not go into spasms to the intensity where they would cause moderate or even severe back pain. Muscles spasms do happen, and not as often as some doctors’ say they do. Perhaps, they just want to prescribe the muscle relaxer before it expires. Sciatica is not a diagnosis, but rather a description of a group of symptoms. A spinal disc disorder almost always causes sciatica. It is extremely rare to have a sciatic condition without having a slipped disc. But, yet many that diagnose sciatica or tell their patients that they have a slip-disc. These are those with limited knowledge. So, be aware and avoid them whenever possible.
Learn About the health of your Spinal Disc
So, if you want to know about the health of your Spinal Disc, ask your doctor to send you for an MRI. Even if they say it is only sciatica, insist on getting an MRI. Getting an MRI is the absolute final and best method of evaluating and ruling out a spinal disc issue. MRI is the gold standard in the testing for a slipped disc. And as such, our chiropractors may recommend an MRI test our Doctor of Chiropractic suspects you of having a Slipped Disc. Spinal disc problems should not get the same old treatment that one gets for the simple back pain. Many that go for conventional therapy or take the regular medications find themselves needing surgery or worse. It is better to have an accurate diagnosis at the beginning rather than waiting and seeing how your body does.
The good news on MRI is that they do not have any harmful side effects on health.
They are better than the typical x-rays as they show muscles, ligaments, discs, spinal cord and spinal nerves. So, there is no guessing. Also, it will help identify any complicating issues. For example, thickening of ligaments, and the impact it has on sensitive nerve roots and spinal canal. Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum is exceedingly common in Herniated Disc patients. Thus, so it is important to have a full picture of all implicating and complicating issues before starting your treatment.
Herniated disc and Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum
Long standing disc herniations and disc degeneration can have an impact on other spinal tissues and structures. It can lead to degenerative changes that can complicate recovery from a slipped disc (herniated disc). In this section, we will discuss thickening or Hypertrophy of Ligamentum Flavum. We hope the information provided here will help your recovery towards a healthier more active life.
Ligamentum Flavum, Latin for “Yellow Ligament,” is a unique ligament that runs from the top of your spine to the bottom. The ligament is in the back part of the Spinal Canal which houses the spinal cord which connects your brain to the rest of your body.
This ligament is yellow because it contains a lot of elastic fibres and muscle fibres, which makes it unlike any other ligament in the body. Ligamentum flavum is the ONLY ligament in the human body that is s also classified as a muscle. It is specialized and often neglected when it comes to diagnosis and treatments.
Herniation in Spinal Discs Can Worsen if the Ligamentum Flavum is Thickened.
Ligamentum Flavum gets thicker due to stresses and strains placed on it. Prolonged sitting, poor posture, excessive bending waist and repeated twisting are undue stresses, predisposing ligamentum flavum to injury. Over time, injuries sustained leads to thickening (hypertrophy). Hypertrophy of ligamentum Flavum is common in patients with longstanding degenerated disc disease, slipped disc (Herniated Disc), sciatica and scoliosis. Thus, getting appropriate treatments for a slipped disc, degenerated disc, sciatica, and scoliosis is the critical step towards recovery.
Hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum is the main cause of spinal canal stenosis. Also, if you are diagnosed with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, you may also suffer from facet hypertrophy. A facet is a medical term used for spinal joints. Any time the spinal joint degenerate or from bone spurs, it is classified as facet hypertrophy. Facet hypertrophy, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, and spinal canal stenosis are common conditions. Call us today for the best alternatives to spine surgery.
In the spinal canal (housing of the spinal cord), there is a fixed and limited amount of room. When the Ligamentum Flavum thickens, it takes space away and compresses the spinal cord. The thicker the ligament gets, the more severe your condition becomes. Thus, so it is critical to fix the root-cause (herniated discs and degenerated discs) before it leads to Hypertrophy of this ligamentum flavum.
We can Help with a Thickened Ligamentum Flavum
Ignoring and neglect of thickened ligamentum flavum can result in significant pain, weakness in legs and even paralysis. The surgical procedure for a thickened ligamentum flavum can further complicate back or neck issues. To avoid worsening and the nasty post-surgical complications, seek effective non-invasive treatment options early. Call or visit a Chiropractic Specialty Center® near you today!
Our centers have the non-operative clinical experts and specialized spine technology to help your recovery. The treatment you get from us is through the collaborative efforts of our research-based chiropractors and clinical physiotherapists. We can address the symptoms and improve some of the root causes to stop this progressive disorder.
What should you do when you get diagnosed with a herniation of your Spinal Disc?
Get our help immediately. We are the best and most holistic treatment center for a herniated disc. The best thing you can do for yourself is to get an evaluation and your treatments from our clinical team through our advanced technology.
Delaying treatments or waiting to see if it heals by itself is a gamble that never pays. Slipped disc or any spinal disc disorder is a progressive condition. Don’t ignore or neglect a neck or back pain, seek competent clinical help before it worsens. A slipped disc can be repaired non-invasively, we have done it time and time again. The key to recovery is targeted treatments promptly.
Home care such as rest and ice is good.
Also, you may want to get a lumbar support. But all these are temporary at best. What you need is competent non-surgical care from a team of experts that have the skills, knowledge, and advanced technology. In other words, call our office. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists are the non-surgical experts you need to recover from your herniated disc (slipped disc) in Malaysia. Call them you have nothing to lose except the pain.
Our methods of care are proven through pre and post-therapy MRI of patients with spinal disc herniations. Our centers are the only ones of their kind in Malaysia that offer NSD Therapy. No one in town can do this except us. Our physiotherapists and chiropractors work hand-in-hand to get you better fast and back on your feet.
We Offer Targeted Therapy for Failed Back Surgery
Even if you have had a surgical intervention, even if others have failed and even if they tell you that there is nothing anyone can do and that you have to live with the pain. We can help. Call one of our centers and experience clinical excellence today. We are a non-surgical and non-invasive therapy center. At our centers, we do more than just chiropractic treatments. Our centers are the to-go-to centers where patients with slip-discs recover. In fact, we are the ones that have healed and reversed sequestered and fragmented spinal disc. In other words, if we can handle the severest forms of slipped disc cases, I am certain we can handle mild to moderate cases with ease.
We succeed by our methods of chiropractic and physiotherapy backed by specialized rehabilitation technology. Our system of Spinal Decompression Therapy coupled with NSD Therapy®, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy can fix and repair disc disorders including a herniated disc (Slip disc).