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Back Pain

Slipped disc is a term that is used when a disc (cartilage disc in between the vertebra) bulges out of position.

The disc can bulge out and then put pressure on the adjacent nerve root in the spine.

A slipped disc can occur in the neck which may cause pain down the arm and into the fingers.

More commonly a slipped disc occurs in the lower back which often causes pain down the back of the leg (sciatica) and maybe altered sensation such as pins and needles or numbness.

Methods of Treatment:

  • Specific lower back exercises
  • Posture advice
  • Spinal joint mobilisations
  • Massage
  • Progressive exercise programme
Slipped Disc