Friday, 23 September 2016

Start Living Without Lower Back Pain

Prolapsed Disc or slipped disc refers to a condition in which all or part of a spinal disc gets forced through a weakened part of the disk. The spinal discs are soft, fluid-filled structures that provide a cushioning effect to the vertebrae. Any condition that causes slippage of these discs can cause pain and discomfort in the back region. If a nerve is compressed by the herniated disc, then it may result in pain in the regions supplied by the affected nerve. This condition is often referred to as a herniated disc.


Causes of prolapsed disc

  • Sneezing
  • Awkward bending 
  • Heavy lifting
  • Continuous sitting
  • Weight-bearing sports (weightlifting, etc.)

Disc herniation is a condition commonly observed in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50 years. Men are twice more commonly known to suffer from this disease compared to women.

Symptoms of disc prolapse

  • Sensation like pricking by pins and needles
  • Mild to severe pain along the course of the nerve
  • Problems with bowel and bladder function
  • Numbness or weakness in part of a buttock, leg or foot
  • Numbness in the anus 

Surgery is often considered as the last option in the treatment of herniated disc. This option generally advised in unrelieved pain despite the following measures for home, lifestyle changes, and medications. Most individuals with prolapsed (slipped) disc symptoms usually recover within 4-6 weeks of treatment.

Dr. Shyam Sundar K an eminent Neurosurgeon in Chennai provides disc prolapse treatment In Chennai.



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