A herniated or ‘slipped disc’ is one of the most painful kinds of back pain affecting people’s lives. Ben came to see us in the clinic recently with this type of problem and with the correct diagnosis and treatment we were able to help him recover from his 1-year debilitating pain and get his life back on track. Here is Ben’s story…..
Ben was working in the car industry and regularly had to lift heavy equipment. One particular day he recalled a very sharp pain which two days later caused a debilitating pain in his leg. Struggling to work or even sleep he contacted his GP who gave him strong medication. After struggling for many months and and using the services of Physiotherapist and Osteopath he was still in a great pain. Ben recalls;
‘The pain in my back and leg was so intense at times I had to lay down a lot. It was affecting my work and mood. I was starting to feel very depressed with no solution.’
Ben was able to...
Gillian and Garry are very excited to announce that they have a very sophisticated tool, IDD therapy (Intervertebral Disc Decompression), to help long suffering patients with spinal disc problems. They have joined a very prestigious number of clinics in the UK offering this therapy to help patients who may otherwise have considered injections and surgery for their back pain.
Who can benefit?
Why invest in the IDD therapy?
Garry and Gillian have been helping patients with spinal problems for many years using a more basic form of spinal decompression called traction. Many patients have had great relief and have built up an excellent reputation...
The spinal discs can be the cause of some of the most painful back and nerve problems. They can be the offender of some of the most excruciating pain lasting for years in some people. So, why do they cause all this trouble?
Spinal discs are thought of as our ‘shock-absorbers’ of the spine cushioning the joints when we run, jump and move around. They are like fluffy pillows when we are young but by the time we reach aged 40+ they are starting the degenerative process and this means they are thinning. The disc thinning means the joints are coming closer together and stiffening our spines. The ‘normal’ disc and thinning degenerative disc can be seen below.
So, what about the bulging disc and herniated disc?
The term disc bulge and herniated disc are terms used interchangeably and generally mean the same in that the disc has moved from its original position. If it presses on the spinal nerve it can cause sciatica in the lower back and leg. You can get the...