Slipped Disc Treatment

A slipped disc can cause sudden and severe pain in the lower back. But if you’re suffering, our professional and experienced team of chiropractors can help.

What is a slipped disc?

Also known as a prolapsed disc or a herniated disc, a slipped disc is when the inner part of one of the spinal discs pushes out – or herniates – into the outer part of the disc. As it does, it presses on nerves in the spinal cord. Sometimes, inflammation develops around the disc which can also cause swelling and pain.

While a slipped disc can happen anywhere in the spine, it usually occurs in the lower back. Here, we discuss various treatments for slipped discs as well as the symptoms to look out for. However, if you think you’re suffering with a slipped disc, why not get in touch for a free consultation?

What causes a slipped disc?

Anyone can suffer with a bulging or herniated disc but it typically occurs in people between 30-50 years of age. The reasons for a slipped disc also vary but some of the most common include:

Common symptoms of a slipped disc

The most common symptom of a slipped disc is back pain, which comes on suddenly and severely. Typically, this is made worse by moving, coughing and sneezing. Other symptoms include:

What treatments are there for a slipped disc?

If you’re suffering from lower back pain caused by a slipped disc, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a few different types of treatment. These include:

How can chiropractors help with a slipped disc?

To diagnose the problem, one of our chiropractors will carry out an examination of you and your symptoms. We also have on-site scanning facilities but this isn’t always needed.

Once diagnosed, we’ll use a combination of manual therapy, spinal decompression, manipulation techniques and physical treatments like massage therapy. Not only can this help with long-term pain but it can also provide short-term comfort.

What should I expect during treatment?

Your treatment with us will be completely personal to you and your needs. We’ll assess each case individually and provide a bespoke care plan that can easily fit into your lifestyle, and provide relief. Our chiropractors will also be able to answer any questions about your treatment.

If you’re interested, why not arrange an initial consultation? Here, we can discuss whether this treatment could work for you and book an initial visit.

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Before your first visit, our receptionist will confirm your appointment time 24 hours beforehand and will make sure you have directions and a place to park. When you arrive, we will ask you to fill out a health history form and then you will see Dr Jeremy for a consultation. The consultation will involve a medical history, physical examination, posture assessment and X-rays if clinically necessary.

Once we have completed your initial consultation it will take 2 hours to process the results and propose a treatment plan.  The chiropractic assistant will invite you back at a time that is suitable for you either later on in the day or week. At the second visit Dr Jeremy will go over your results, show you your x-rays (if taken) and outline the plan to help achieve your goals.

The treatments don’t hurt, however following the adjustment there maybe some muscles and ligaments that will need to adapt due to your new posture. This can cause some stiffness in certain areas, this is normal and we advise you to pop an ice pack on the area for 10 minutes after your adjustment and drink plenty of water.

The cracking or popping noise when you receive an adjustment is gas being released from the joints. This is normal.

The first consultation costs £60, this is a full spinal assessment which involves muscle and nerve testing, posture analysis, orthopaedic testing and X-rays (£60)  if clinically necessary.

An adjustment is £60 if you pay as you go. However, we do have discount options available depending on what works best for you.

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Everybody is different and has different responses. We start very easy and explain everything that we will do on the first adjustment clearly before we perform it. Some people may feel looser more flexible afterwards, some people nothing after the first one and others may feel stiffer in the areas we have worked on. Each response is normal when we move the body around, it’s important to remember if the problem has been there for a while it will take more than one adjustment to respond.

This depends on the chronicity of the condition – whether it has been weeks, months or years will play a big part. The severity of the condition is also an important factor that your Chiropractor will be able to advise on. In the report the Chiropractor will outline the problem and tell you based off the examination how long it should typically take to feel better.

We understand that everyone is busy and has a life outside of West Chiropractic, but we ask you to please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make an appointment and we will do our best to re-schedule this for you. We are very flexible and will always try to keep you on schedule.

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