Slip-Disc Treatment: Fix and Repair Damaged Discs without Surgery
The Spinal Disc
Before we give you information about Slip-Disc treatment options, we need to cover a bit of information on spinal discs. Learning about spinal discs can assist your search to fix your slip-disc. Spinal discs are highly specialized structures. Their durable configurations enable us to live active lives. A spinal disc is more than just a rubbery cushion connecting your spinal bones (Vertebrae). Spinal discs give us the ability to move with agility. Our ability to have flawless motion, dexterity, and quickness are dependent on the health and well-being of our spinal discs.
The Human spinal disc is a cartilaginous structure with a soft jelly-like interior and a tougher rubber like exterior. The jelly-like softer inner component is called the Nucleus Pulposus. The outer fibers known as the Annulus Fibrosus contain the Nucleus Pulposus. Together these two structures enable our bodies to function with flawless mobility. The Nucleus Pulposus functions as the fulcrum allowing mobility, while the Annular Fibrous corrals the nucleus and connect spinal bones together. This connecting ability of the Annulus Fibrous is the reason for ligament classification of a disc.
How Many Spinal Discs Are There?
In the human spine, there are 23 spinal discs: 6 discs in the neck, 12 discs in the upper and mid back, and 5 discs in the lower back. Collectively, they enable function, connect spinal bones together, allow for mobility, provide shock absorbance and protect our spinal cord and nerves. The spine works flawlessly until it is damaged. The lay-term better known for a damaged spinal disc is a Slip-Disc.
Slip-Disc is often used as an all-encompassing term relating to spinal disc damage. Medically termed conditions such as a bulging disc, herniated disc, protruded disc, prolapsed disc, extruded disc and fragmented discs are conditions referred to as a “Slip-Disc.”
Most Common Slip-Disc Areas
A slip-disc (disc bulge, herniation, prolapse, protrusion, and extrusion) can occur at any of the 23 spinal discs. The lower back is the most common area for a slip-disc. In the lower back, there are five (5) spinal discs (one between each of the five spinal bones). Below is the typical numeral identification representing the segmental position of a spinal disc:
- L1-L2 Disc
- L2-L3 Disc
- L3-L4 Disc
- L4-L5 Disc
- L5-S1 Disc
Are There Different Types of Slip-Disc?
Slip-Disc comes with varying severity. Typically, the more severe a slip-disc, the greater the pain. But yet, many have a severe slip-disc with minimal to almost no pain. And by contrast, there are just as many that suffer from a mild slip-disc, but yet complain of intolerable pain. This goes to show that pain is not a measuring tool for health and well-being. Non-the-less, we believe it may be of help if we shed some light on symptoms, but first let’s begin with the different types of slip-disc conditions.
What are the Symptoms of a Slip-Disc?
A Slip-Disc can occur at any part of your spine from the neck all the way down to your lowest point of the lower back. Thus, when you have a Slip-Disc, symptoms can start from your neck all the way down to your toes. Also, the severity of the slip-disc can impact the severity of pain. In short, symptoms are dependent on location and severity of the slippage (herniation), with some exceptions.
Some patients have minor slip-discs but yet complain of severe pain. Just as well, there are some that have severe slip-discs and yet have no symptoms at all. The point we are making here is that symptoms aren’t a measuring stick that gauges your level of health. Hence, if your slip-disc is not causing you significant pain or discomfort, it does not make it any less severe. The key to recovery and avoidance of nasty symptoms is to get the appropriate care at the earliest stage of a slip-disc. However, for those of you interested in slip-disc symptoms, these include neck pain, back pain, upper extremity pain, lower extremity pain, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs or weakness in the limbs.
How to Treat a Slip-Disc Successfully?
Sound Clinical judgment and knowledge are needed to assess an individual with slip-disc correctly. Far too many surgeons, GPs, and Chiropractors that see and treat slip-disc patients lack the knowledge that we have shared on this page with you. Clinically, those with knowledge, skills and proper therapy technology can handle and easily treat a slip-disc without needles or surgery. A herniated or protruded disc (slip-disc) is best treated through non-invasive therapy. To date, the best of such methods or measures have combined effective methods of Chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and course therapy machines. The key is your caretaker. The doctor that treats you must have comprehensive knowledge of the spinal disc for him to succeed.
How to know all your Treatment Options
Some countries have laws in place that require surgeons, physicians, doctors and therapists to inform their patient of all known alternatives options to spine surgery. But yet, few follow this rule: mostly due to ignorance or lack of having been educated on effective alternatives for a given condition. Unfortunately, in today’s world, patients are left to learn about effective alternatives to spine surgery on there own.
The best and easiest way to learn about alternatives to neck or back surgery is to ask your surgeon about the non-invasive options. Spine surgery should be your last option. Spine surgery failures are more common than most surgeon like them to be. As such, you must exhaust all your conservative treatment options first before opting for spine surgery. Here are a couple of questions you can ask your doctor:
- Ask what they would try if they were in your shoes?
- What are the alternatives to spine surgery?
Most surgeons are aware of alternatives to spine surgery. But yet, few recommend surgical alternatives to their slip-disc patients.
Perhaps it is economic factors that prevent them from supporting alternative surgical care. Or just, because they have let their knowledge in their respective field get outdated! Nonetheless, the importance of finding an effective non-surgical solution is paramount.
First and foremost, don’t let the surgeon convince you of the need for spinal surgery. Treating even a severe slip-disc without surgery or injections is possible. In fact, medical research throughout the world recommends and encourages a non-surgical solution. Surgery is not a fix or repair; it is a patch, and as with most patches, they are temporary only to reoccur when you least expect it.
Surgical centers invest million of their hard-earned money into surgical intervention. Little or no money is spent on upgrading or purchasing equipment that can assist in improving their non-surgical methods of care. As such, a surgical center can never qualify as an alternative center for spine surgery.
Fix and Reverse Your Slip-Disc Today
The best means of fixing a slip-disc is through non-invasive methods. You should consider surgery or invasive procedures only when the non-surgical means have failed. However, the key to a successful outcome is knowing which non-surgical intervention is the best. We launched this website to help spine patients find an effective solution without having to resort to surgery.
We are not opposed to surgery, but rather oppose spinal surgeries without giving therapy a chance. In other words, surgery that is done without even attempting to fix the damage non-surgically. Our goal is to provide the needed information for those who seek an effective alternative to spine surgery. We do this because far too many are keen to operate on a patient even in spite of effective alternatives.
How to Find the Best Non-Surgical Slip-Disc Treatment Center
Finding the best in any field is not easy. It is even harder in healthcare. Every center claims to either “have the best” or “be the best.” Sadly, it is hard for a layperson to identify the better centers when everyone claims to be the best. Well, that is exactly why we launched this website.
Our website: slip-disc.com offers everyone an insight into effective non-surgical treatment options for slip-disc. Our aim is to become an avenue to providing information on centers that have the proper qualifications, knowledge, technology and clinical acumen needed for effective and lasting relief of a slip-disc. A non-invasive slip-disc treatment option that fixes and repairs the damage is possible. The key is to find the correct slip-disc treatment center.
Why Chiropractic Specialty Center® Achieves Results When Other Fail?
Some treatment centers offer chiropractic while others offer medication or physiotherapy. Few offer patients a combination of one or more disciplines of care. The differences between them may appear as minor to most laypersons, but at times they are quite significant. One such scenario is playing out in centers that offer Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Traction. But, to the general public, they may advertise Chiropractic, physiotherapy, and Spinal Decompression. We wish to bring attention to these centers as the care they provide may be short-lived even if correctly rendered. Technology and devices used in the course of your care are necessary. Using these low grades of technology will undoubtedly bring about inferior results. It is just that simple.
Our Vetted Slip-Disc Treatment Center
Chiropractic Specialty Center® maintains this website. Our centers have achieved clinical successes when others have failed. Our methods of treatments are clinically sound and are based on the latest published research. Also, we will refer other clinics and centers that we believe have the knowledge and skills to effectively treat a slip-disc without the need for drugs or surgery.
We ONLY recommend centers that have Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Genuine Spinal Decompression, and Rehabilitation. Chiropractic care or physiotherapy alone are incapable of providing a non-operative solution. Chiropractic and Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy) should be combined when treating a slip-disc. Additionally, as good as some chiropractors or physiotherapists may be, the collective efforts will be limited.