Slipped disc

  • Severe pain on one side of the body
  • Radiating pain down into the legs or sometimes even feet 
  • Tingling or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Numbness or weakness in the buttocks, legs or feet
  • Shooting,unexplainable pain that worsens at night 
Tests to diagnose: 
  • X-ray
  • CT scan 
  • MRI 

Note: X-rays do not detect herniated discs.They are used only to rule out other possibilites of back pain like infections,tumors or a broken bone.

Non surgical methods Partially invasive methods 
Anti-Inflammatory Medications or steroid injections  Disectomies
Physiotherapy,massage therapy and yoga (any physical exercise) Laminectomies
Lifestyle changes (Quit smoking,lose weight) Spinal fusions 


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