Can You Treat a Slipped Disc at home or Do You Need Professional Help?


It seems a bit odd when you talk about slipped disc treatment at home. The thing is a slipped disc can’t be treated at home. But, it could benefit from home care supervised by a professional specialized in conservative slip disc care.  Before we started discussing slipped disc treatment, we must brief you a little about discs and slipped discs.

Your backbone, which is often referred as the spine, is made up of stacked bones called vertebrae. Between these bones, there are pads that work as a cushion or buffer to keep your spine and spinal cord safe from shocks and jerks in your daily routine activities. These pads are called spinal discs or discs.

What is Slip-Disc?

A spinal disc is made up of two parts, i.e., an outer ring and a softer inner portion, which works as a cushion for vertebrae. Sometimes, due to some unusual activity, injury or weakness, the alignment of the outer ring and inner portion gets disturbed. This situation or condition of the disc is called a slipped disc or herniated disc. A slipped disc or slip-disc is medically known as a bulging disc, herniated disc, protruded disc, extruded or fragmented disc. The term slip-disc or slipped disc is a layperson’s term. We will use this term for ease of communication.

Can a Spinal Disc Be Treated without Surgery?

Spinal disc conditions such as a slip disc (bulging, herniated, protruded or ruptured discs) respond better to conservative treatment than surgery. The best conservative treatment for a slip disc is chiropractic, physiotherapy and slip disc specific exercises.  Some centers, like Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Malaysia provides patients with home care exercises and therapy procedures to enhance the care they get in their center.  According to Dr. Zafer, it is impossible to treat a slip disc at home effectively. Dr. Zafer is one of the best chiropractors in Malaysia. He recommends a combination of home care therapies with professional treatments such as those offered in his centers. Before, we discuss those options lets look at slip disc symptoms.

Slipped Disc Symptoms

Though the slip-disc can occur in any part of the spine the most common site involved is lower back. The neck is the second most common site for a slip-disc or slipped disc.  The upper and mid back regions of the spine rarely get a slipped disc.  A slipped disc puts extra pressure on the spinal cord passing through the needle, and that creates the feeling of extreme pain during the movement or other activities. Common slipped disc symptoms are:

  • Persistent pain
  • Discomfort or pain with activity
  • Pain when coughing or sneezing
  • Leg pain when the low back is involved
  • Arm pain when the slipped disc is in the neck
  • Weakness in the arms or legs

How to Heal a Herniated Disc Naturally?

Exact slip-disc treatment depends upon the level of pain and complications involved. Minor back pain and neck pain can be treated at home.  But, a slip-disc needs professional treatments. However, you can do some procedures at home.  For example, you could initiate an exercise or rehabilitation program at home with the advice of an expert. Yet, care must be taken to avoid worsening of the slipped disc. Slipped disc requires precise exercises. In other words, the typical rehabilitative exercises that one can do for neck or back pain may not be suitable for those with a slipped disc.  The number one mistake that most make is bed rest and wait for it to go away.  A slip-disc is a severe condition that requires urgent attention. Neglecting even a minor slip disc can lead to severe pain. Disability, loose of bowel or balder control or even paralysis is common in neglected slip disc conditions!

If you want the best slip disc treatment at home, consult your chiropractor or physiotherapist first. If you live in Malaysia, the best chiropractors and physiotherapists are those at Chiropractic Specialty Center®. Their clinical staff can actually reverse and repair a slipped disc.  NSD Therapy® is the best conservative slip-disc treatment. It is a collaborative spine care provided by a team of chiropractors and physiotherapists. Best of all the attention you get is enriched with advanced technology specific for a slipped disc.

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