Have I Slipped A Disc?

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Have I Slipped A Disc?

Back pain is a common, tough obstacle to navigate. Unfortunately for back pain, narrowing down the causes can be even tougher. The most common question related with back pain is as to whether or not a slipped disc may be the culprit. Common symptoms of a slipped disc include:

  • Muscle weakness 
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands, arms, shoulders, back, legs or feet.
  • Lower back pain
  • Problems bending over or standing up with a straight back.
  • Pain in the hips or legs 

Although these are a few symptoms to look out for, it is not uncommon for people to encounter no symptoms and still have a slipped disc. Although symptoms may ease over time, it is important to seek intervention if any of the following persist:

  • Painkillers are not helping
  • The pain is no better after a month
  • High temperature or hot and shivery
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling around your back
  • The pain is worse at night

As far as professional intervention goes, Physiotherapy is recommended to assist patients in their pain management and to help get them moving again. Once a physiotherapist has assessed the injury, an exercise program may be prescribed and full recovery will be right around the corner. 

Pivotal Motion Have Your Back

Pivotal Motion’s talented physiotherapist team has extensive experience managing complex back pain through back injury rehab. If you are experiencing pain or provocation during activity, check out our blog on bulging discs or come and see our friendly exercise physiologists. Call us today on 07 3352 5116 or book an appointment online.

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