What is the BEST Physiotherapy Treatment for a Slip-Disc?
Physiotherapy treatment for slip-disc is better when combined with clinical research-based chiropractic and advanced technology specific for slip-disc. Physiotherapists also called Physical Therapy, or “PT” is a noble health care profession that deals with a wide variety of health issues. Physiotherapists either have Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters or a Ph.D. Degree in Physiotherapy. There are some with Bachelors in Physiotherapy who have either their Master’s or Ph.D. degrees in fields other than physiotherapy.
Physiotherapists have been treating spine, joint, and sports injuries for over 130 years. Slip-disc patients often visit physiotherapy clinics and centers to alleviate symptoms.
Physiotherapy’s Role in Fixing a Slip-Disc
Our spinal discs are the pads situated between the bones of our spine. They are points of connections between spinal bones that allow motion, provide shock absorbance and forms barriers for spinal nerves and spinal cord. In other words, a spinal disc is a specialized type of soft tissue in your body. A spinal disc’s ability to connect spinal bones together is the basis of their ligament classification. Not just any ligament, but rather the ligament that makes mobility possible. And like a ligament, it needs urgent care when injured or damaged. Targeted Physiotherapy can help restore a disc’s function and abilities if treatments given are target specific and based on accurate diagnosis.
Best Physiotherapy Practices that Can Fix and Repair a Slip-Disc
A slip-disc is a difficult condition to remedy. Fixing and undoing the damage to a disc requires expert knowledge, skills, and technology. When it comes to the spine; a slip-disc is the most difficult condition to repair. Please understand that when we use the word repair: we use it to mean undoing the protrusion. In other words, restoring (repairing) the slip-disc by retracting the spinal disc’s slipped fibers. Corrected (repaired) slip-disc is as close as you can get to a cure.
Many centers advertise Slip-Disc Cure. But, such is not possible. A cure is where you regain 100% of your function again. A 99.99% doesn’t constitute a cure, and as such, it is impossible to cure a slip-disc. But, yet many use the word cure. In our site if and when we use the word “CURE” we mean it to be understood as repair and retraction of a slip-disc as well as the stability of spinal soft tissues. We may not be able to give a 100% cure for your slip-disc, but we can deliver results that are better than others. In fact, our physiotherapists have succeeded when others have failed.
Why are Spinal Discs so Difficult to Treat?
Your spinal discs are 80% water. The water in a spinal disc is stored in the two distinct but yet related structures of a disc:
- The Nucleus Pulposus
- Annular Fibrosus
The most water-rich portion of the disc is the center of the disc better known as the nucleus pulposus. The outer fibers referred to as the annular fibrosis, or the annular ligaments have a 60% water content.
Factors Contributing to a Recovery of a Slip-Disc
There are lots of factors contributing to your recovery from physiotherapy treatment for slip-disc: most important of which is knowledge of the physiotherapists treating you. As we just mentioned, if they don’t understand the basic anatomy and physiology of a spinal disc, they will not be much good for you. Unfortunately, some physiotherapists are more of a technician than a clinician. Technicians do what they are told, and clinicians assess and find the cause of your issue and prepare a treatment plan based on what they discover. Thus, so the best physiotherapist is one that can fulfill a clinician’s role as well as a technician’s role. We have reserved a special term for this type of physiotherapist: Clinical Physiotherapist.
Posture and Slip-Disc
In addition to factors attributed to your caregiver, other factors such as poor posture, trauma, and degeneration can impact your recovery. In this recent time, poor posture is the most common cause of disc damage. Posture is possible the number one issues that complicate or cause a disc to slip. In short, we sit for too long. What is even worse is that most of us sit in poor postures. Today, sitting is impacting the health and wellbeing of every organ or tissue, including the spine.
Office Jobs and Slip-Disc
Office workers and executives sit from morning till night in poor postures. Some fail to realize the enormous amounts of stresses placed on their spinal joints and spinal discs. It is no wonder that slip-disc is the most common complaint amongst office workers. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability in those under the age of 45. So, be mindful of your postures and avoid stressing or pushing your body beyond its natural limits.
Gym-Goers and Slip-Disc
Most push too hard or too much: a common occurrence in gyms all over the world. Today, gym-goers are willingly pushing their body beyond its limits. Looking healthy does not have to end with feeling sick, in pain or getting disabled. Gyms are common places where most damage their spinal disc. Aggressive workouts, poor techniques, and insufficient warm-ups are the most common causes of gym related causes of a slip-discs. To conclude, there are many factors involved in a slip-disc. Regardless of the cause, you need a targeted and diagnosis-specific program of physiotherapy treatment for slip-disc. Centers with knowledge, skills, and technology have an excellent chance of getting you better.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® is one of the best non-surgical centers that treat slip-discs. Their therapeutic efforts are through the combined efforts of chiropractors and physiotherapists. Best of all, the treatments they provide are through state-of-the-art technology and based on sound research. Call us today for the best and most comprehensive physiotherapy treatment for slip-disc.