1. What are the common symptoms of slipped disc?
Symptoms of a slipped disc include pain and numbness on one side of the body; pain extends to arms or legs, the pain worsens at night or with certain movements, the pain worsens after standing or prolonged sitting, pain when walking short distances, unexplained muscle weakness.
2. What care can I take at home for slipped disc?
Maintain proper posture and healthy weight. Cold packs can be used to relieve pain. Take rest in a for 30 minutes in a comfortable position, and then go for a short walk or do some work. Try to avoid activities that worsen your pain. Resume activity slowly.
3. Can a physiotherapist help to manage slipped disc?
Yes, a physiotherapist help to manage slipped disc. A physiotherapist can show you positions and exercises designed to minimize the pain of a herniated disk.
4. What are the risk factors associated with slipped disc?
Risk factors associated with slipped disc include increased body weight, which causes extra stress on the disks in your lower back, sedentary lifestyle, repetitive lifting, pulling, pushing, bending sideways and twisting, family history, and smoking.
5. What are the exercises to manage a slipped disc?
Exercises to manage a slipped disc include yoga, swimming, walking, and cycling.