Table Of Contents
- Best Slip-Disc Treatment In Kuala Lumpur
- What is A Slip Disc?
- Common Conditions Present In Patients With Slip Discs
- What Are The Different Types Of Slip Discs?
- What Is Bulging Disc?
- What Is Protruded Disc?
- What Is Prolapsed Disc?
- What Is Herniated Disc & Ruptured Disc?
- What Is Extruded Disc?
- What Is Fragmented Disc?
- Signs & Symptoms Of Mild Slip Disc In The Neck
- Signs & Symptoms Of Severe Slip Disc In The Neck?
- Signs & Symptoms Of Mild Slip Disc In The Back
- Signs & Symptoms Of Moderate & Severe Slip Disc In The Back
- The Do’s & Don’ts’ Of Slip Disc?
- Can A Slip Disc Be Fixed & Repaired Without Spine Surgery?
- Best Treatment For Slip Disc In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
- How Is NSD Therapy® Given?
Best Slip-Disc Treatment In Kuala Lumpur
Get the best slip disc treatment in Kuala Lumpur at CSC (Chiropractic Specialty Center®) today. CSC has been treating slip discs patients in Kuala Lumpur for 15-years. CSC provides advanced holistic methods in slip disc treatments with NSD Therapy®. NCSC’s SD Therapy® system of spine care through physiotherapy, chiropractic, and specialized spine rehabilitation makes it your best alternative to spine surgery. If you suffer from a bulging disc, herniated disc, or an extruded disc, we can help.
What is A Slip Disc?
Spinal discs are highly specialized ligaments that connect spinal bones, provide support, shock absorbance and assist movements and mobility.
Spinal discs are highly specialized ligaments that connect spinal bones, provide support, shock absorbance and assist movements and mobility. Slip discs (slipped discs) are the most common causes of neck pain, back pain, and sciatica. Full recovery is possible without injections or spine surgery. Before discussing treatment options, let’s review some fundamental facts on spinal discs and slipped disc types.
The spinal disc is an avascular structure (has no direct blood supply) and is made of two parts:
- Nucleus Pulpous: Nucleus pulpous is the jelly-like center of the disc. It is the heart part of the disc, enabling shock absorbance, mobility, and movement. The nucleus is also the powerhouse, where all the nutrients and compounds needed for the spinal disc are synthesized.
- Annulus Fibrosis: The annuls fibrosis or the annular ligament is the part of the disc that connects spinal bones and maintains the nucleus pulposus in the center of the disc. Damaged or weak annular ligaments are the leading cause of spinal disc herniation.
Slip-disc or slipped disc are terms used to express damage, tears, or slippages of spinal discs. Both slip-disc and slipped disc are layperson terms. There are two types of slipped discs:
- Contained Slipped Discs: A contained slipped disc refers to slip discs where the nucleus is still maintained at the center of the disc.
- Uncontained Slipped Discs: Slip discs that are not contained are descriptive of events that lead to tears of the supportive annular ligaments, resulting in a forward slippage of the nucleus.
Common Conditions Present In Patients With Slip Discs
Slip discs don’t occur overnight! To develop, there has to be some damage to the joints, muscles, ligaments, and spinal discs. As such, most slipped disc patients will present with co-conditions. Co-conditions are uniquely different conditions that link to each other, causing similar and confusing symptoms. The flu is an excellent example of co-condition, where you get several symptoms coinciding or in sequence such as a blocked nose, congested chest, and fever or three co-conditions that often president together.
Slip-disc’s co-conditions depend on the location of your slip disc and its severity. For instance, a slipped disc in the lower back may present hip problems, leg pain, and abdominal discomfort. Or entirely, you will need to treat all its related or presenting conditions in parallel to the slip disc treatment you receive. We have listed common disorders that present I sequence or simultaneous a slip disc below:
- SI joint pain syndrome or sacroiliitis
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
- Muscle strain, spasm & muscle pain
What Are The Different Types Of Slip Discs?
There are six different classifications for slip discs:
- Bulging Disc: Disc bulges are contained slip discs
- Protruded Disc: Disc protrusions are contained slip discs
- Prolapsed Disc: In disc prolapse, the containment starts to fail
- Herniated or Ruptured Disc: Ruptured disc and disc herniations are not contained.
- Extruded Disc: A more dangerous form of a non-contained slip disc
- Fragmented Disc: The most dangerous type of slip disc which is not contained.
The above six medical terms are the same thing but more technical. Technically, a herniated disc happens when the outermost part of the spinal disc starts to weaken, and the soft interior part begins to press outward. Spinal disc disorders (slipped disc, bulging, herniated, protruded, prolapsed, extruded, or fragmented spinal discs) can be pretty painful. These spinal conditions are the leading cause of disability in individuals under the age of 45.
What Is Bulging Disc?
By definition, a bulging disc describes a spinal disc condition that results in swelling and slight slippage or bulging of its outer fibers. In other words, bulging discs are the initial first stage of a slipped disc. However, for simplicity, many radiologists and orthopedic surgeons refer to it as a catch-all phrase to describe other forms of slip discs such as herniation, protrusions, prolapses, and extrusions. In reality, a bulging disc differs from herniated, protruded, prolapsed, and extruded discs.
What Is Protruded Disc?
A neglected bulging disc often progresses and becomes a protruded disc. Disc protrusion is the next slip disc stage, which indicates further slippage of the outer fibers. The excess or progression of slippage in the outer discal fibers results from mild displacement of the nucleus pulposus (the jelly-like center of the spinal disc). A protruded disc is still somewhat stable, but stability is compromised as it progress to the next stage, known as a prolapsed disc.
What Is Prolapsed Disc?
Disc prolapse is the slip disc stage that follows a protruded disc. It is similar to a protruded disc, but the nucleus has progressed in slippage towards the periphery, nearly becoming unstable. The instability is due to the outer fibers giving away as the center of the disc migrates or slips towards spinal nerves and spinal cord—continued progression at this stage results in disc herniation.
What Is Herniated Disc & Ruptured Disc?
Herniated disc and ruptured disc are interchangeable terms that describe an uncontained disc where the supportive annular fibers (outer fibers) have collapsed and torn away, causing the nucleolus pulposus to slip out of the disc. A herniated disc is a late-stage slipped disc that causes nerve and spinal cord damage. A neglected or poorly treated herniated disc progress and become worse. The slipped disc stage that follows a herniated disc is termed a disc extrusion or an extruded disc.
What Is Extruded Disc?
Extruded disc or spinal disc extrusion is a slip disc classification denoting a severe or advanced type of a slipped disc. In extruded disc, the nucleus pulposus (the jelly-like inner part of the disc) slips out, compressing spinal nerves or spinal cord. These are large slipped discs and a leading cause of pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation, or paralysis. Extruded disc treatment requires specialized methods of care to retract and repair the damaged tissues. CSC offers the best-extruded disc treatment as an alternative to surgery. Extruded discs can chip off and become more dangerous. A chipped-off extruded disc is classified as a fragmented disc.
What Is Fragmented Disc?
The most severe and most challenging type of slip disc to treat is a fragmented disc. As the name applies, a fragmented disc fragments or chips-off. Fragmented discs result when an extruded disc progresses. In a fragmented disc, the chipped-off part may be partially or fully fragmented. A somewhat fragmented spinal disc is still repairable. However, a fully torn disc (complete fragmentation) requires surgery. As such, CSC encourages every slip disc patient to start with NSD Therapy® methods of slip disc treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you begin with our slip disc treatment program, the better your chances for lasting non-surgical relief.
Signs & Symptoms Of Mild Slip Disc In The Neck
Signs and symptoms experienced with a mild slip disc in the neck depending on the severity of slippage and segmental involvement as described below:
- C2-C3 Slip Disc:It is rare to have a slip disc at C2-C3. Those who have a slipped disc at C2-C3 will experience headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears.
- C3-C4 Slip Disc:Mild slip discs at C3-C4 cause pain or a burning sensation in the mid and upper neck. May also experience headaches and dizziness.
- C4-C5 Slip Disc:Slip disc at C4-C5 is more common than C2-C3 or C3-C5. Often, they present with a slipped disc at C5-C6. A mild C4-C5 slip disc causes pain, numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the neck, chest, top of the shoulder, or upper back pain.
- C5-C6 Slip Disc:The C5-C6 segment is the most common area for a slip disc in the neck. Mild C5-C6 slip disc cases result in pain or paresthesia (numbness, tingling, or burning sensations) in the neck, upper back, shoulder blade, top of the shoulder, or arms.
- C6-C7 Slip Disc:C6-C7 or a C4-C5 is the second most common location for locations for slip discs.
- C7-T1 Slip Disc:C7-T1 spinal segment of the neck is not a very mobile segment. As such, slip discs are as rare here as it is for the C2-C3. A C7-T1 slip disc causes pain at the lowest part of the neck and upper back. Most may also experience some tingling or burning sensation in early states.
Signs & Symptoms Of Severe Slip Disc In The Neck?
A neck slip disc causes nerve compression or compression of the spinal cord. Here are the most common signs and symptoms of moderate or severe slip discs in the neck:
- Neck pain and pain in the upper back or the shoulder blades
- Pain down the back of the arm
- In moderate slip disc cases, there will be varying levels of numbness, tingling, burning sessions in the neck, upper back, arms, hands, or fingers.
- In severe slip discs of the neck, patients can expect weakness, numbness, and burning sensations in both arms or legs.
- Severe slip disc cases involving the neck can cause paralysis or the arms, legs, bowel, and bladder issues.
Signs & Symptoms Of Mild Slip Disc In The Back
The low back is a common area for a slip disc. A slipped disc in the lower back can occur at any of the lumbar spinal segments. The lumbar spine has five spinal bones (vertebra), each having its spinal disc. Spinal discs are named after the bone that sits above them. In other words, the spinal disc for L1 (first lumbar segment) is directly below the L1 and above the L2. The L1 disc is the L1-L2 spinal disc (a spinal disc that connects the first and second lumbar spinal segments).
Here are the common signs and symptoms for a mild slip disc at various segments of the lower back:
- L1-L2 Slip Disc: Slipped discs at the L1-L2 spinal segment are rare. A mild slip disc at L1-L2 may cause back pain above the waist that may extend upwards towards the
- L2-L3 Slip Disc: Mild L2-L3 slip disc can cause pain above the just beltline. May also experience paresthesia (numbness, tingling, or burning sensation at the upper parts of the low back. L2-L3 slip discs are just as rare as the L1-L2. They are usually present in patients who suffer from multiple slip discs.
- L3-L4 Slip Disc: L3-L4 slip disc is more common than the L1-L2 or the L2-L3. It is the third most common site for a slipped disc in the lower back. Numbness, tingly, burning sensation, and pain may impact the beltline and flanks with mild L3-L4 slip disc.
- L4-L5 Slip Disc: The L4-L5 segment of the spine is the most common site for a slipped disc. L4-L5 slip discs are common because the L4-L5 segment is the workhorse of the spine; it is responsible for 95% of bending at the waist. Mild L4-L5 slip disc symptoms include pain, numbness tingling in the back at and below the beltline. Some will also experience pain or paresthesia in the buttocks or hips.
- L5-S1 Slip Disc: The second most common site of a slip disc in the spine is at the L5-S1 segment. L5-S1 slip disc can produce pain below the belt. Also, they are the leading cause of numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the buttocks or hips.
Signs & Symptoms Of Moderate & Severe Slip Disc In The Back
Patients with moderate or severe slip discs will experience all the symptoms mentioned in the mild slip disc condition above in addition to those listed below:
- L1-L2 Slip Disc: Moderate or severe slip disc at L1-L2 can cause all the symptoms mentioned under the mild L1-L2 above. In addition, most will experience pain, burning sensation, numbness, tingling in the groin area, along with weakness in the affected leg.
- L2-L3 Slip Disc: Slip disc of moderate or severe nature at L2-L3 will have all the characteristics of a mild slip disc plus pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in front of the upper thigh along the mid-line
- L3-L4 Slip Disc: L3-L4 slip disc of moderate or severe nature produces all symptoms caused by mild slip disc at this segment, pain, paresthesia, and weakness around the front of the knee.
- L4-L5 Slip Disc: L4-L5 slip discs that are moderate or severe can cause pain, weakness, and paresthesia at the hip area, along the outer side of the thigh, front, and back of the leg below the knee.
- L5-S1 Slip Disc: Moderate or severe L5-S1 slip discs cause all mild slip discs’ symptoms. Also, most will complain of pain, paresthesia, or weakness in the buttocks, hips, back of thighs, back of the legs, feet, or toes.
The Do’s & Don’ts’ Of Slip Disc?
Slip disc or slipped discs are a dangerous spinal condition that needs urgent attention and focused slip disc treatment for recovery and lasting relief. As mentioned, NSD Therapy® is the best method of slip disc treatment without injections or surgery.
At CSC, we have treated thousands of slip disc patients successfully for over 15-years. Our clinical teams of physiotherapists and chiropractors are the top non-surgical slip disc experts. Recovering from a slipped disc without surgery is possible. You need holistic, comprehensive treatments that focused on injured spinal discs and some lifestyle modifications to heal. Here is a brief list of the five dos and don’ts for slip disc patients, starting with the dos of slip disc:
- Drink enough water and avoid carbonated or sweetened drinks
- Take breaks from sitting by taking a 3-5 minute walk around your office
- Sit in a chair with proper back support. Best chairs are ergonomic chairs or gaming chairs
- Improve your posture and always be mindful of it
- Ice your back for 15 minutes 2-3 times per day. Make sure to warp the ice pack with a cotton cloth and never go over 15 minutes of icing at any given time.
Now, let’s look at some of the seven don’ts of slip disc:
- Avoid sitting for longer than 30-minutes
- Don’t slouch
- Avoid leaning forward sitting position
- Don’t lift or carry items heavier than 5kgs during flare-ups or while on therapy.
- Do not twist or rotate your spine at the waist or the neck
- Avoid any treatments given through twisting or popping of your spine
- Stay away from exercises and stretches that increase symptom. You don’t have to hurt more for it to get better. If it causes pain, it’s injuring and damaging your disc more!
Contact CSC at 03 2093 1000 to get started with NSD Therapy® right away.
Can A Slip Disc Be Fixed & Repaired Without Spine Surgery?
Despite what you may have heard, it is a surprise to many to fix and repair a slipped disc without injections or spine surgery. In shorts, it is very feasible to heal a slip disc (slipped disc) without surgery, injections, or drugs.
Most chiropractic and physiotherapy centers lack the focus or technology needed to fix and repair a slip-disc. As a result, they provide palliative or symptom-relief care. However, the pain-relief care that the competing centers offer is short-lived. If you have a slip-disc, you should opt for CSC’s corrective slip disc treatments. At CSC, the corrective care you get from our clinical teams provides the lasting relief you need for a healthy, active life.
Best Treatment For Slip Disc In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
Correcting slip-discs (herniated discs, bulging discs, protruded discs, prolapsed discs, or slipped discs) requires advanced non-surgical methodology, specialized therapy equipment, and an in-depth understanding of how a disc becomes damaged.
Specialized knowledge of disc damage and breakthrough spine technology is critical to reversing or repairing a slip-disc (slipped disc). CSC centers have clinical non-surgical experts and sophisticated spine technology to repair slipped discs without surgery. Here are the goals of our targeted corrective treatments for slip-discs (slipped disc, herniated disc, and bulging disc):
- Get rid of your pain
- Increase blood flow to damaged discs (slipped discs)
- Fix and repair the causative factors that caused your slipped disc
- Strengthen the soft tissues (muscles and ligaments) of your spine
- Prevent the disc from herniating or bulging (slipping) again
We have a proven record of 15 years, helping thousands of slipped disc patients recover without injections or surgery. Get the best slipped-disc treatment in Malaysia today by calling our main center at +603 2093 1000 or +60 17 269 1873.
How Is NSD Therapy® Given?
Instead of writing more about NSD Therapy®, we have provided a short video that summarizes some of the procedures used in NSD Therapy®. Please watch the video below in its entirety. Call us on 03 2093 1000 or WhatsApp us on 017 269 1873 for more information about our services and locations.
NSD Therapy® is the best and most effective non-surgical treatment for slip-disc patients. It is provided by CSC’s corrective evidence-based chiropractors in Malaysia combined with clinical physiotherapists and enriched by breakthrough spine technology. The Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the ONLY center in Asia that offers NSD Therapy®. Our center is open daily, and on most occasions, we can get you in right away. The video above explains some components of NSD Therapy®.
NSD Therapy® provides focused slipped disc treatment that targets and repairs the damaged spinal tissues through advanced physiotherapy methods and specialized medical and therapy devices. The list below contains treatment and essential components of NSD Therapy®:
- Non-rotatory slipped disc-specific methods of chiropractic treatment
- Spinal decompression therapy by the RxDecom®
- Shockwave therapy
- High-intensity laser therapy
- Spinercise® therapy & exercise programs
- QMD Cryotherapy, QMD thermaltherapy, or QMD cryo-thermaltherapy (cryotherapy and thermaltherapy-combined)
- Ultrasound therapy
- Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and soft tissue manipulation
- Customized slipped disc specific exercise and stretching programs
Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers holistic slip disc treatment as an alternative to spine surgery; contact us today on 03 2093 1000 for more information.