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Improve The Core Muscles And Reduce The Body Strain With Professional Osteopathy For Slipped Disc


A herniated lumbar or slipped disc occurs when the nucleus pulposus or annulus fibrosis of the disc protrudes outside the intervertebral disc space. The largest occurrence is in adults between 30 and 50, with a 2:1 male-to-female ratio. Men are twice as likely to experience this form of back pain as women, and it commonly affects persons between 30 and 50. 

These diagnoses include "slipped disc," "ruptured disc," "herniated disc," and "disc prolapse." There is confusion because healthcare practitioners cannot agree on a clear definition and use these phrases interchangeably. Ultimately, it is more beneficial for patients to grasp what might be going on inside their bodies than trying to make a specific diagnosis.


Throughout your therapy, our team at La Dolce Studio in Fulham considers every facet of your life and goes above and beyond to help you enjoy life to the fullest, whether doing more weightlifting in the gym, sleeping better at night or just living pain-free.


Our therapists utilise several approaches to heal the wounded area locally and guarantee that it never returns. We ensure that your pain management fits your lifestyle by developing a personalised treatment plan. To give our patients the best care possible, we collaborate with other therapists inside and beyond the clinic (GPs, Consultants).


Enjoy Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Park, or Chelsea FC Museum if you are a football fan, without worrying about back pain.

Schedule your appointment today to get rid of the painful slipped disc.

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About Slipped Disc

From the neck to the lower back, there are structures called intervertebral discs located in the spaces between the vertebrae. They consist of an outside layer that is hard and rubber-like, much like a tire, and an interior core that is soft and has the consistency of a gel. The pliable nature of discs makes it possible for the spine to bend and be flexible while also serving as a shock absorber.


This shock-absorbing capacity gradually decreases as the disc ages and loses height due to average fluid loss. The outer layer develops little fissures, and the disc may begin to deform under enough load. 


The internal gel-like core pushes through the outer layer, resulting in what is known as a disc prolapse (the term "slipped disc" is misleading because the disc doesn't indeed fall out of position) if this strain is maintained. Since the lower back endures the most significant daily strain and tension, it is where disc prolapses are most likely to occur.


The prolapse may directly press on the spinal nerves or result in an inflammatory reaction that closes the opening where the nerves leave the spine. Depending on whether the issue is in the neck or low back, this can result in discomfort (known as sciatica if the pain extends down the back of the leg), tingling, numbness, soreness, or loss of strength in the arms or legs. 


Severe prolapses can occasionally influence the spinal cord, necessitating immediate medical care. Osteopaths are taught to identify these symptoms and respond appropriately by referring the patient as needed.


Benefits Of Osteopathy For Slipped Disc

Whether the prolapse is slight or severe, it may be challenging to sit, lie down, stand up, walk, sneeze, cough, or have bowel motions. Whatever the degree of damage, it will take time to fix it. 


Osteopaths facilitate this healing process by identifying the disc that caused the problem in the first place (perhaps trauma or wear and tear, for example) and treating it to ensure that the spine is straight and mobile. Hence, the protective spasm around the area is reduced. 


As self-management of a disc problem is crucial, counselling will also be offered, including posture recommendations, hot or cold packs, and stretching as necessary, as well as encouraging the continuation of normal daily activities to the greatest extent possible.


Osteopathy, which incorporates mild exercise with manual therapy, can help with sciatica pain. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests a mix of manual therapy and exercises to treat sciatica with a slipped disc.


Our osteopathy focuses on reducing inflammation and relieving sciatic nerve strain. But we consider your body as a whole. As a patient, we consider more than simply the discomfort that brought you to us because every bone, joint, and muscle functions as a single unit.


We look at your entire medical history and learn about your lifestyle to pinpoint the source of your sciatica. Identifying potential issues in your previous and present activity makes it more accessible.


We use this information to create a treatment plan specific to your needs, so you get the maximum benefits of the therapy.


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Minor disc injuries like disc bulges may benefit from osteopathy and other manual therapy. Osteopathic therapy can ease the back muscles' stiffness and pain, a common side effect of disc injuries. The symptoms of tingling and numbness down a spinal nerve can also be relieved by soft tissue therapy in conjunction with light osteopathic treatment.


Osteopathy may also be employed to speed up the reabsorption phase's removal of waste products brought on by the annular disc's dissolution. Increasing nutrients and blood supply to the damaged site is essential for a disc injury to heal more quickly.


Our osteopathists at La Dolce Studio in Fulham will assist you in effective stretching and strengthening exercises to enhance your core muscles and lessen potential stress on your spine. We create a therapy strategy that considers each patient's strengths and shortcomings by combining massage techniques, manipulation, and exercise rehabilitation.

Connect with us to learn more and start a journey to a pain-free life.

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  • Can osteopathy treat my recurring migraine?
    Various factors can cause migraines. Through osteopathy, we can identify the root cause of your migraine and resolve it. Osteopathy relieves muscular spasms and stress in the body by using hands-on therapy. It will facilitate the body's natural healing process to allow improved mobility and enhanced drainage of bodily fluids for your migraine to be gone for good.
  • How many sessions do I need to get treated?
    The number of sessions you need to get fully treated varies depending on your body’s condition. It can also vary depending on how cooperative you are in getting the treatment done right. In short, there is no general number of sessions that we can give for everyone since treatment of this kind must be customised to each client.
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