Welcome to PhysioHeal Physiotherapy, your trusted source for effective treatment for slipped disc and sciatica. Our team of specialized physiotherapists is here to provide you with personalized care and tailored exercises to relieve pain, improve mobility, and help you get back to your normal activities.
Understanding Slipped Disc and Sciatica
A slipped disc, also known as disc herniation, occurs when the nucleus pulposus shifts from its position between the vertebrae. This common condition often leads to back pain and discomfort. Patients experiencing pain from a slipped disc can recall triggering events that caused their discomfort. Unlike mechanical back pain, herniated disc pain is characterized by a burning or stinging sensation that can radiate into the lower extremities. Severe cases might involve weakness or changes in sensation due to nerve compression or spinal cord dysfunction, known as myelopathy.
Key Points about Slipped Discs:
Slipped discs can be intensely painful.
Most cases of painful disc herniation heal within a few weeks.
Herniated discs may not cause pain in all cases.
MRI scans often reveal slipped discs in asymptomatic patients.
An interprofessional team manages disc herniation, with conservative treatment as the initial approach.
Surgery is a last resort due to unpredictable results and potential post-surgery issues.
Physical therapy plays a pivotal role, especially for those who engage in regular exercise and maintain a healthy weight.
Common Causes of Disc Prolapse
Disc prolapses often occur when there’s a weakness in the disc’s fibrous wall, requiring minimal pressure to trigger prolapse. Examples include:
Lifting heavy objects awkwardly
Direct injuries like falls or whiplash accidents
Sudden, awkward movements
Coughing or sneezing
In mild cases, a bulging disc might show minimal symptoms. However, severe cases can lead to sciatica – characterized by pain, numbness, and pins and needles along the sciatic nerve pathway. Other symptoms include:
Acute low back pain
Leg pain or sciatica
Muscle spasms and pain
Shifting of the pelvis and back
Numbness and pins and needles
Weakness in the lower leg or foot
Pain aggravated by sitting, bending, lifting, coughing, or sneezing
Pain often eases while lying down, particularly on the non-painful side.
Professional Assessment and Treatment
Both doctors and physiotherapists can diagnose and assess disc prolapse. During a consultation, our physiotherapists consider your symptoms, medical history, work history, and perform a physical assessment. Depending on the severity, an MRI or consultation with a surgical specialist might be recommended.
Effective Physiotherapy Treatment
Physiotherapy offers a highly effective treatment approach for disc prolapses, aiming to reduce pain, stiffness, muscle spasm, and sciatic leg pain. Our tailored exercise plans address pain relief, muscle strength, and flexibility improvement. In the acute phase, you’ll receive advice on activity modification, pain reduction, and painkiller use. As the acute episode subsides, treatment may include:
Your physiotherapist at Physioheal Physiothrapy will provide specialist support through your exercise program, ensuring correct posture and strengthening the core stabilising muscles and lower back muscles in a safe and effective way. Our ultimate aim is to reduce your pain, allow you to return to work and sporting activities as soon as possible.
If you’re seeking slipped disc treatment in Gurgaon, consult our best physiotherapist, Dr. Divya Gaur. Our specialized team will provide the resources, aids, equipment, and support you need. To book an appointment, call +91-9999259307, book online, or request a free phone consultation. Experience relief and recovery with best physiotherapy center in Gurgaon – PhysioHeal Physiotherapy.