Clinical Physiotherapy For Slip Disc

What is the BEST Physiotherapy Treatment for a Slip-Disc?

illustration of slip-disc-specific physiotherapy & how it cures a slipped disc without surgery

Physiotherapy treatment for slip-disc is better when combined with clinical research-based chiropractic and advanced technology-specific for slip-disc. A physiotherapist, also called a physical therapist or "PT," is a noble healthcare profession that deals with various health issues. Physiotherapists either have Diplomas, Bachelors's, Masters's, or PH.D. Degree in Physiotherapy. Some with Bachelors in Physiotherapy have either their Master's or PH.D. degree in fields other than physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists have treated spine, joint, and sports injuries for over 130 years. Slip-disc patients often visit physiotherapy clinics and centers to alleviate symptoms.

Physiotherapy, as a stand-alone system of slipped disc treatment, fails too often as it lacks many aspects of an efficient alternative to spine surgery. However, when you combined physiotherapy with chiropractic and specialized therapy technologies, the impact is far superior to any other form of non-surgical spine care.

What Are The Top 3 Holistic Slip Disc Physiotherapy Methods?

The top 3 physiotherapy methods for treating patients include:

  1. Tigger Point Therapy: Trigger points are focal tenderness elicited by pressure on small areas. Trigger point therapy is a form of manual physiotherapy. Slipped disc patients should only get trigger point therapy from skilled physiotherapists or chiropractors. Your therapists must avoid deep pressure, mainly if the trigger points are found along with muscles near the spinal segment (vertebrae) with bulging, herniated, protruded, or slipped discs.
  2. Myofascial Therapy: Myofascial pains are common in all slipped disc patients, including those with bulging, protrusions, or disc herniations. Unlike the trigger points, myofascial pain may present with regional soft tissue aches, pains, and disorders. It can be in the shoulders, traps, and upper back if the slipped disc is in the neck. Patients with slipped discs in the lower back are likely to have myofascial pain syndromes in the buttocks, hamstring, and iliotibial bands. ]
  3. Soft Tissue Manipulation: Soft tissue manipulation is a manual physiotherapy technique used by chiropractors and physiotherapists to manipulate and mobilize muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Slipped disc patients, including those with prolapsed discs, bulges, extrusions, or herniations, can benefit when they get slipped-disc-specific method physiotherapy with soft tissue manipulation.

The type of manual physiotherapy you get for bulging, herniated, or protruded discs matters. To recover, it must be condition-specific and personalized; don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Latest Therapy Technologies & Devices In Physiotherapy For Slipped Disc

The importance of therapeutic devices (medical and physiotherapy equipment) can not be overstated! It is impossible to repair bulging, prolapsed, protruded, or herniated discs with general physiotherapy often given to neck and back pain patients. Recovery and repairs are only possible with the specialized manual methods mentioned above combined with breakthrough therapy technologies and devices. We have produced a list of the 3 best therapeutic technologies physiotherapists can use in the treatment of slipped discs below:

  1. RxDecom®: The RxDecom® is a highly specialized type of spinal decompression therapy device that helps physiotherapists and chiropractors treat patients with bulging or herniated discs. The RxDecom physiotherapy treatment aims to depressurize the bulging or herniated disc in a manner that allows it to rehydrate, attract more nutrients, and retract.
  2. High-Intensity Laser Therapy: High-Intensity Laser Therapy or HILT uses biostimulation to repair damaged and torn spinal disc tissues and the ligaments and muscles adjacent to the damaged areas without needing medication injections or surgery.
  3. Spinercise®: Strengthening spinal muscles is necessary for lasting relief from a slipped disc. However, typical exercise machines or therapeutic activities physiotherapists can do for you on physio-balls (yoga-ball) or through manual methods are too strenuous for the disc. Spinercise® is a specialized physiotherapy strengthening device for the spine to make your spine stronger without irritating the damaged parts.  

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 connection between spinal bones that allow motion and shock absorbance, and form barriers for spinal nerves and the 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 is the basis of its 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 are target-specific and based on accurate diagnosis.

specialized physiotherapy that cures all slip discs including those that cause pain in legs

Best Physiotherapy Practices that Can Fix and Repair a Slip-Disc

Illustration of what happens to spine with a slip disc

A slip-disc is a complex 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 challenging 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. The corrected (repaired) slip-disc is as close to a cure.

Many centers advertise slip-disc cures. But, such is not possible. A cure is where you regain 100% of your function again. Even a 99.99% success doesn't constitute a cure, and as such, it is impossible to cure a slip-disc. But, many use the word cure. On our site, if and when we use the word "CURE," we mean it to be understood as the repair and retraction of a slipped disc and the stability of spinal soft tissues. We will not give a 100% cure for your slipped disc, but when we can deliver better results than competing centers. 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 yet related structures of a disc:

  1. The Nucleus Pulposus
  2. Annular Fibrosus

The most water-rich portion of the disc is the center of the disc, better known as the nucleus pulposus. The outer fibrous, referred to as annular fibrosis, or the annular ligaments, have a 60% water content.

Physiotherapy through weight lifting programs for slip disc

Factors Contributing to a Recovery of a Slip-Disc

Many factors contribute to your recovery from physiotherapy treatment for slipped discs: the most important of which is knowledge of the physiotherapists treating you. As we just mentioned, if they don't understand a spinal disc's basic anatomy and physiology, they will not be much good for you. Unfortunately, some physiotherapists are more 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 physiotherapists.

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 times, poor posture is the most common cause of disc damage. Posture is possible the number one issue that complicates or causes a disc to slip. What is even worse is that most of us sit in poor postures. In short, we sit for too long, impacting the health and well-being of every organ or tissue, including the spine.

infographic on what causes slip disc and how a disc gets damaged

Office Jobs and Slip-Disc

Office workers and executives sit from morning till night in poor postures. Some fail to realize the enormous stress placed on their spinal joints and spinal discs. No wonder slip-disc is the most common complaint amongst office workers. It is the leading cause of disability in those under 45. So, be mindful of your postures and avoid stressing or pushing your body beyond its natural limits.

Gym-Goers and Slip-Disc

advanced slip-disc-specific treatment device that reverses slipped discs without surgery

To conclude, many factors are involved in a slip-disc: most push too hard or too much: a common occurrence in gyms worldwide. Today, gym-goers are willingly pushing their body beyond their limits. Looking healthy does not have to end with feeling sick, in pain, or getting disabled. Gyms are a common place 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. Regardless of the reason, you need a targeted and diagnosis-specific physiotherapy treatment program for slipped discs. 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.