A prolapsed intervertebral disc is commonly known as slipped disc, herniated disc, or lumbar disc prolapse. It is a spinal condition in which a portion of soft central disc material oozes out through a tear in the disc capsule. It happens under pressure, and the prolapsed disc material compresses the spinal nerve root causing pain down the leg (a condition also known as sciatica).
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Prolapsed intervertebral disc affects every four out of five people and is common in both men and women. However, it is possible to get rid of this spinal problem through osteopathy for prolapsed intervertebral disc Dubai.
What are the symptoms?
Slipped disc mainly occurs between the ages of 35 to 55. The symptoms usually appear as a sudden onset of lower back pain followed by pain that radiates into the buttock, thigh, or calf. Initially, the pain is severe, but it settles within two weeks with the help of osteopathy Dubai or medicines.
The patients describe the pain as a dull but deep ache or sharp stabbing pain. Along with pain, you may experience numbness, tingling, and muscle weakening.
What causes Slipped Disc?
Slipped disc can occur when you twist or turn to lift an object. If your profession requires lifting, you are at higher risk for the prolapsed intervertebral disc. Some prominent triggers of slipped disc problem are:
- Not sitting in the correct posture
- Excessive weight
- Heavy lifting
- Bending or twisting of the spine
- Natural aging
- Less water in intervertebral discs
- Thin or weak discs
How does Osteopathy Help?
Osteopathy for slipped disc Dubai is the best way to treat prolapsed discs non-surgically. National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended osteopathy for slipped disc treatment. The primary aim of osteopathy is to reduce the muscle spasm in the back and release the nerve pressure with a gentle massage.
An osteopath first diagnoses the exact cause of slipped disc to repair the physical damage sustained by the affected disc. The disc can slip due to scoliosis, the short length of the leg, and hip problems. Osteopaths ensure the spine is placed optimally and facilitate your body’s healing mechanisms to restore your normal functions.
Osteopathy helps in healing and easing the protective spasm around the affected disc in a painless manner.
Osteopathic Treatment Options
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is used to correct the slipped disc disorder. It involves different techniques for different patients. Your osteopath can utilize any of the following remedies under osteopathy for prolapsed intervertebral disc Dubai:
Traction combined with Manipulation
In this osteopathic technique, the head and legs are pulled in a different direction for spinal manipulation. The osteopath may apply various traction techniques or thrust actions based on the area of the problem. It is a painless procedure, and a popping sound is heard during the treatment because nitrogen gas is displaced in the joints.
It is not a regular spa massage. Your osteopath can choose any of the following techniques depending on the cause of the problem:
- Myofascial release therapy
- Lymphatic pump technique
- Tender points counter-strain
These techniques reduce muscle spasms and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, providing relaxation and encouraging healing.
How is Slipped Disc Diagnosed?
A prolapsed intervertebral disc is best diagnosed in a spinal MRI that provides detailed images of the spine. An osteopath prefers MRI over X-ray because x-ray involves unnecessary radiation.
After getting osteopathy treatment for slipped disc, you need to take care of a few things to prevent the problem in the future. You should;
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle.
- Exercise daily.
- Correct your posture.
- Avoid activities that cause injury.
Get a Consultation
Osteopathy for slipped disc Dubai offers a long-lasting and effective solution to the problem. Make a wise decision and consult with an expert osteopath. They will guide you about your condition and suggest the most suitable treatment. Do not let a slipped disc ruin your whole life, and book an appointment with our osteopaths at Euromed® Clinic Center. Please fill in the consultation form below, and our staff will schedule your appointment with our qualified osteopaths.
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