The Best Slipped Disc Treatment in Singapore
Are you experiencing lower back pain or leg pain? Have you had shooting pain, tingling, numbness or weakness down the leg? Does your knee ever buckle or give way when you walk?
Commonly known as a “herniated” or “slipped” disc, this often disabling condition is more common than you might think. That’s because what is essentially a lower back problem often manifests without any lower back pain or symptoms. In fact, a vast majority of people with an active herniated disc have no low back discomfort whatsoever. More often than not, all of their symptoms show up in one of the legs.
What Is A “Slipped” Disc?
In between the 24 bones of the spinal column are the intervertebral discs. The discs are made up of a special type of cartilage that cushions and connects each vertebra to the one above and to the one below. Without a disc the spine would be bone on bone, which would completely disrupt the functioning of the nerves in that area – an obvious emergency situation. While complete disruptions are rare, it is more common that a disc thins, tears, bulges, herniates or extrudes. In these cases, what is observed is a partial disruption to nerve function. In the case of a herniated – or “slipped” – disc, the nerves continue to function although well below their capacity. While the actual level of disruption might be small, the consequences to the body are enormous! In fact, as little as a 10% disruption to nerve function can cause a major reaction by the body – muscles instinctively tighten and spasm, which then pinches more nerves and creates inflammation, often resulting in severe pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness/limping in the leg.
What Causes A Slipped Disc / Herniated Disc?
The most common cause of slipped disc is acute trauma or chronic stress to the spine. These sudden or repetitive forces tear the cartilage ring surrounding the gel-like substance in the center of the disc, causing it to leak – or bulge – into the spaces between the bones and disrupting the nerve roots, causing pain and other symptoms associated with a slipped disc as mentioned above.
How Do I Know If I Have A Slipped Disc?
There’s high probability you have a slipped disc if you suffer from any of the following signs and symptoms:
- Severe back pain
• Shooting or burning pain into one leg, hip, or buttock
• Tingling, numbness, weakness in one leg or foot
When dealing with a slipped disc in the neck area, one tends to suffer with:
- Severe neck pain
• Shooting or burning pain in neck, shoulder, or arm • Tingling, numbness, weakness in one shoulder or arm
The symptoms of a disc problem usually worsen with prolonged sitting or standing, with coughing, sneezing or laughing, and, in many cases, with bending backwards.
Are Disc Problems A Normal Sign of Aging?
While disc problems are less common in youth, it would be incorrect to say that aging is a cause of disc problems. Unhealthy aging, however, can be a significant factor in the development of a slipped disc, as well as other disc problems. When care for the spine is neglected long enough, the repetitive stresses of daily life can eventually take their toll on a disc. For that reason, most of the symptoms of a slipped disc don’t show up until the problem has been there for a long period of time. In fact, upon studying the elderly population, we see many elderly patients enjoying excellent health without any back pain because they decided to take great care of their spines throughout their lifetime.
What Should I Do If I Have These Symptoms?
At Pain X Chiropractic we believe that when it comes to your health you always have a choice: to treat the symptoms or to treat the cause. Whatever your choice, we support you. When using pain killers, anti-inflammatories, or muscles relaxants, however, it is important to consider that these medications carry some potentially dangerous side effects, which, more often than not, are much worse than the disc problem itself. Also, because the cause of the disc problem is not addressed, the pain may go away for a while but inevitably comes back, usually with even greater intensity.
Chiropractic Treatment for a Slipped Disc
Having helped hundreds of thousands of people with all types of disc problems for more than 120 years, Chiropractic offers a gentle, drug free, & noninvasive proven way to not only manage the pain of a slipped disc, but to actually defeat the disc issue altogether.
Have you had surgery already? No problem. Chiropractic can help you avoid another one. Countless people thank Chiropractic for their freedom from pain and improved quality of life. You can be one of them. All you need to do is take that first step. Schedule your appointment now.