Slipped Disc Treatment Singapore

Slipped Disc Treatment Singapore. Slipped disc Singapore is also known as Herniated Disc / Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (PID).  Slipped disc is the sudden or slowly progressing movement of one intervertebral disc backwards into the spinal channel. Therefore the pressure on the nerve roots can cause pain, weakness of movement, numbness or heightened sensation in the nerve root area.

Most herniated disks occurs in your lower back (lumbar spine) and in your neck (cervical spine)

Slipped Disc Treatment Singapore

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

Anatomy of the disc – Jelly-like material enclosed in a capsule

Symptoms of Slipped Disc

Knowing the symptoms of slipped disc is important for proper Slipped Disc Treatment Singapore. Symptoms of slipped disc include:

  • Herniated disks is in your lower back
    Feels intense pain in your buttocks, thigh, leg below the knee, and sometimes part of the foot
  • Herniated disks is in your neck
    Feels intense pain in the shoulder and arm. Increasing pain when you cough, sneeze or move your spine into certain positions
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Muscle weaknesses

How is Slipped Disc diagnosed?

Our slipped disc specialist Singapore diagnose slipped disc through physical examination. It can help to exclude a disturbance of the blood supply or circulation of the legs and enable doctor to draw conclusions as to the location, grade of the prolapse and the extent of the neurological involvement.

X-ray helps in diagnosis as it enables the doctor to look at the bone structure of the vertebral column.

MRI scan is the most definitive scan as it can show how many levels are involved, the size of each prolapsed disc, and the extent of the nerve root impingement.

What are the causes Slipped Disc?

According to our slipped disc specialist Singapore, slipped disc causes by:

  • Weakening or a tearing of tissue ring due to over straining of vertebral column
  • Disk Degeneration – ageing related that caused wear and tear
  • Traumatic event like a fall
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

Slipped Disc Treatment Singapore

  • Bed-Rest
  • Medication
  • Epidural Injection
  • Physiotherapy to strengthen the muscle
  • Surgical treatment may use as the last resort when the conservative treatments do not help and the disc prolapse causes significant neurological impairment such as signs of paralysis.
  • Fenestration and Discectomy. A Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The procedure involves removing the central portion of an intervertebral disc, the nucleus pulposus, which causes pain by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves. Advances in options have produced effective alternatives to traditional discectomy procedures (i.e. Microdiscectomy, Endoscopic Discectomy, and Laser Discectomy). In conjunction with the traditional discectomy, a laminectomy is often involved to permit access to the intervertebral disc. In this procedure, a small piece of bone (the lamina) is removed from the affected vertebra, allowing the surgeon to better see and access the area of disc herniation.

Rehabilitation after slipped disc surgery Singapore

Back Brace – In the first few days after surgery, pain relief medication will be prescribed and must be taken constantly to reduce the pain. Depending on the severity of the surgery, patients may be required to wear a back brace to stabilise the back.
Physical Therapy – A couple of weeks after surgery, patients will start to perform physical therapy exercises that are comfortable yet aggressive to aid in the healing process. Exercises such as cycling and hydrotherapy are especially useful.

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