A common symptom associated with disc-related problems is the numbing sensation at various parts of the body.
Also known as nerve root pain, sciatica is caused by inflammation or pressure on the nerves often in the leg, calf or foot.
Pain in the neck, back, shoulder blade or arms/fingers/legs/toes can be a signal that you have a spinal disc problem.
Having leg/arm weakness or noticing of your muscles shrinking can be a more serious sign of spinal nerve root compression.
Tingling or pins and needles type sensations are often early signs of spinal nerve compression.
Sometimes intense and lasting lower back pain can be misdiagnosed as a muscle or “vein” problem.
If your answer is yes to any of the above, you may have a slipped disc or disc bulge.
A slipped disc, also known as a disc bulge or prolapse, occurs when the outer ring of the spine becomes so weak that the inner portion is allowed to "slip out"
There are several possible causes that can place increased pressure on your spine. These include:
Among the various possibilities, slipped discs can also be the result of degenerative changes. People often mistake this for an ageing problem. Although it is a common scenario, degenerative changes are not normal. As a person degenerates, water content in his or her spinal discs decreases, making them less flexible and more likely to split apart.
Regardless of age, succumbing to any of the above factors can put you at an increased risk of getting a slipped disc.
There are many treatments available in the market, but how effective are they?
Many treatments available in the market (i.e. massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, herbs and traditional Chinese medicine) do not address the root of the problem, which is often found at the innermost centre of the spine. While they may offer relief, it is only temporary.
The same goes for medication and jabs. These methods may even do more harm as the problem is not addressed immediately. This leaves the patient's condition to worsen over time, even though the pain may seem to go away.
Advanced Pain Centres provide a method of treatment that addresses the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Our treatment has the ability to heal the disc from the inside out. With our doctors' 30 years of combined experience, you can be sure that the quality of care our patients receive is second to none and provided within a friendly, warm environment.
Why us? It's simple! The treatments we offer do not require medications, jabs or surgical procedures — and they have proven to be effective. Under the care of our treatment specialists, you can expect:
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