Slipped Discs

Slipped Discs? 

Surgery must be the last resort!

If one or more of the discs in your spine fails, it can be excruciating!


The discs are very sensitive structures that act as cushions or shock absorbers to resist the forces of gravity on the spine, and they also allow you to bend. Discs contain many nerves that are there for us to control movement and posture. More importantly, to protect the delicate spinal cord and nerve roots.

If a disc is injured due to poor posture, degenerative changes, or as a result of trauma, they can tear. These injuries cause terrible pain, disability, numbness, tingling, and pain down the legs or arms.

The tissue bulges out of the slipped discs

What happens is tissue bulges out of the failing disc and compresses the nerves where they leave the spinal column. This compression can lead to extreme pain along the course of the nerve, and, if the nerve supplies an organ, the organ can also be adversely affected with possibly disastrous consequences.

Disc herniations are common and are complicated by weak core-muscle strength and the poor postural habits we see everywhere.

Surgery does not usually remove the cause of the slipped disc

One problem is that because the pain resulting from disc problems is often so severe, many are sent straight to surgery.

Unfortunately, disc surgeries usually do not remove the cause of the problem. It ends up leading to further surgical intervention, and eventual fusion surgery, which has a poor long term prognosis.

Most people are unaware that the discs between the vertebrae do not have a blood supply. These discs entirely rely on the maintenance of a full range of normal motion for their healthy life. As these joints move normally, nutrition is imbibed or sucked into the disc; further movement then pumps out the waste products of metabolism. Without this normal motion, the discs will inevitably degenerate.

Total Health Chiropractic Singapore has a non-surgical solution

At Total Health Chiropractic Singapore, we have a conservative, non-surgical solution to your prolapsed disc problem. Our highly trained chiropractors are here to help.

During the first visit consultation, you will receive a full case history, chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurological examinations. Also, any necessary X-Rays or other tests requested. Nothing is left to chance. Once our chiropractors have all the required information, our chiropractors will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for our rehabilitation programs.

Our chiropractors use specific spinal manipulations or ‘adjustments,’ specific spinal traction and spinal flexibility and stability exercises to improve spinal function. This work ensures the excellent results we consistently achieve.

By restoring the way your spine works, discs, and soft tissues heal, nerve involvement reduces, pain can ease, and better stability can return.

Slipped discs are one of the most common forms of degeneration or premature aging of the spine. What may initially feel like an achy back, indeed may be a signal that degeneration is starting. Chiropractic will restore better motion and position to spinal joints, which will reduce disc bulging. Chiropractic care will also decrease inflammation around the joints so that the slow process of healing the surrounding soft tissues can begin.

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by Dr. Tim Errington

The New Guidebook to Vibrant Health, Longevity and Maximized Potential


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