Disc problems Fareham

Back pain stopping you from doing your daily activities? It could be a disc problem, and leaving it any longer could impact you long-term.

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You don’t need to shrug off neck pain or stiffness. Our team of experts can advise on a plan to rebalance the interaction between your muscles, joints and discs.

Back problems can be debilitating but there’s plenty of quick and easy treatments that have no downtime afterwards.

These can be caused by a number of factors including posture. We’ll carry out a full body assessment before recommending bespoke treatment.

Suffering with a shooting pain in your buttock or leg? You could have sciatica. 

From sports injuries to the way you sit, stand and walk, our team can support your joints to strengthen and repair while building them up for the future.

Solutions for spine, nerve and joint pain

Also known as a bulging or herniated disc, a “slipped” disc occurs when the disc material between the bones in your spine pushes out. As it does, it irritates the nerves which is why you may feel a sharp pain as well as:


  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Difficulty bending down
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Sciatica
 

Pain can be felt anywhere from the neck and lower back to the buttock and legs. Sometimes the pain will get better on its own but this can take time and you’re also at risk of it returning.

Treatment for slipped discs

First, it’s important to rest but not more than a few days. When your body is ready, a series of gentle exercises will aid recovery. Certain exercises, like stretches, could make it worse. It can be difficult to know what to do which is why many seek professional advice. 

 

As a slipped disc can cause symptoms from the neck down, many also find relief from chiropractic adjustments that focus on relieving pressure and restoring movement in the spine.

What to expect

At Life Effect, we’ve seen hundreds of patients with disc problems and can usually diagnose it by simply listening to your symptoms. We may need to do a physical examination and do some neurological and/or orthopedic tests. Additional scans may be needed but we have on-site facilities for this. 

 

Once we know that you are definitely suffering from a slipped disc, and where in the spine this has occurred, we can prescribe a personal care plan. This will include manual therapy, adjustments and exercises as well as best practice advice that fits in with your lifestyle. 


With 23 discs in your back, it’s important that you know exactly where the pain is coming from before trying to treat it. So, if you think you’ve got a slipped disc, get in touch with our team today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are lots of different reasons you may be suffering from a slipped disc. These include: general wear and tear, ageing, excessive exercise, lifting heaving objects, being inactive or overweight. Smoking can also weaken the disc tissue making you more prone to injury.

Yes, maintaining a healthy diet and carrying out regular exercise will help. If you lift heavy objects, you should also find a safe technique.

 This will depend on your individual needs and how well you respond. The more time you make for your at-home exercise programme, the faster your recovery is likely to be too.

 Yes, but with the right aftercare we can help to prevent it.

No, the treatment itself won’t usually hurt. However, you may feel sore during the examination but we will ensure that you’re as comfortable as you can be throughout.

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