Natural Family Health Care
“Ouch….I’ve slipped a disc!”
Low back pain affects over 80% of the population at some point in their lives and it’s the second most popular reason for visiting the GP after the common cold. It comes in many guises but a herniated or ‘slipped’ disc is one of the easiest things to succumb to and is one of the most difficult types of back pain to relieve.
This article examines the ways in which herniated discs can occur and explains the treatment options available to help patients get back to their usual daily activities.
Contrary to popular belief, slipped discs are not just common to people who do manual work involving heavy lifting: many office-based workers succumb to disc problems as a result of sitting in one position for too long, putting pressure on the disc walls so that they weaken over time.
The spine is made up of 24 individual…
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