This is a common term used in Ireland historically. A disc can not slip. It is almost sewn into the vertebrae above and below. It does not slip in and out as many people used to think.
With improper spinal biomechanics over a long period of time the discs degenerate which can cause a bulge, protrusion or herniation. This can affect the spinal nerve root causing local back or neck pain, muscle spasming, inflammation, pain/numbness down the leg and muscle weakness. More serious complications can cause bowel or bladder dysfunction or numbness or tingling in the inner groin or anus. This is a medical emergency.
Thankfully 98% of disc protrusions, bulges or herniations do not require surgical intervention. Chiropractic care (including spinal manipulative therapy) has been proven to be one of the most effective treatments over the short and long term for these disabling conditions. When comparing surgery for disc herniations versus chiropractic care, chiropractic care was shown to be at least as effective over the short term and more effective over the long term. Research has also shown that chiropractic care has even outperformed spinal injections and medication for these disabling disc conditions.
If you have a bulging or herniated disc contact Dr. Sean Michael Browne at 026 42116 to discuss your best treatment options available.