The pain from a prolapsed disc is usually very painful and it is caused when a disc between the vertebrae bulges out of its normal place (commonly called a slipped disc). As a result, it may press on nearby nerves causing even more pain. It may be that coughing or moving may worsen the pain and you may experience pain, tingling or loss of feeling in your arm if the disc is touching a surrounding nerve.
Patients suffering from a prolapsed disc are almost always referred for physiotherapy, as it is important to keep moving for a speedy recovery. Physios will use a variety of techniques including manual therapy, massage and acupuncture.
Are you or someone you know suffering from a prolapsed disc? Don’t suffer! Our specialist physios are able to see you at home or work and we are often able to arrange the first appointment within 24 hours. For more information and contact details please visit our local Physio Comes To You page.