Slipped Disc

A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) that sit between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack to make your spine.
Physical Therapist Slipped or Hernaited Disc

A spinal disk has a soft, jellylike center (nucleus) encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior (annulus). Sometimes called a Physical Therapist disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus.

A herniated disk, which can occur in any part of the spine, can irritate a nearby nerve. Depending on where the herniated disk is, it can result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.

Many people have no symptoms from a herniated disk. Surgery is usually not necessary to relieve the problem.

slipped disc

When to see a Physical Therapist?

Seek medical attention if your neck or back pain travels down your arm or leg, or if you also have numbness, tingling or weakness.

How to prevent a herniated disk?

  • Exercise
  • Maintain good posture
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking

Some of the conditions we have helped with

  • Weakness
  • Misalignment
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Disability impairments

If you are experiencing physical discomfort or pain and not sure where to go... well, we come to you.

CALL US TODAY for your complimentary consultation and assessment before making a decision.