How to Treat Slipped Spinal Discs


Spinal discs serve as shock absorbers between vertebrae that protect the spinal cord from any injury as well as support the body weight. They’re composed of 80% of water, but they get dry as people age. As a result, the outer ring can crack down, allowing the inner softer material to come out. This condition is known as disc herniation.

You can identify a slipped or herniated disc with the help of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness, pain, tingling or inflammation in your back or neck
  • Pain radiating to your limbs
  • Discomfort upon movements
  • Mild to severe pain when standing or walking
  • Muscle weakness

Causes of Herniated Disc

Here are some reasons you may come across disc herniation:

  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Ageing
  • Obesity
  • Trauma or injury
  • Exercising too hard
  • Lifting weights with the wrong technique

Slipped Disc Treatment

The following treatments can help you get rid of pain:

Qi Tui Na Massage

Chin’s Qi Tui Na massage is a proven treatment for slipped discs. We circulate your Qi in copious amounts in the vicinity of your slipped disc(s), before we then re-align your disc(s) to get them back in their proper place through a maneuver known as “The Manufacturer’s Reset”. Lifting heavy weights would be out of the question for at least 2 weeks after treatment. Usually, slipped disc(s) can be healed in one to two sessions.

Heat Therapy

If the disc slip isn’t due to an injury, you can go for heat therapy. It increases the blood flow to the surrounding soft tissues and provides relief from severe pain.

Lifestyle Improvements

This problem usually arises due to a sedentary lifestyle. You should stay active and exercise more to stay healthy. However, refrain from lifting heavy weights, since it’ll only worsen the problem.

Medications

Muscle relaxant medicines, nerve pain relievers, and injections can also treat the slipped disc. It reduces swelling and inflammation, so that you can engage in physical activities.

You should adopt a healthy lifestyle to stay healthy and prevent various health problems such as spinal disc herniation.

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