Lumbar Disc Herniation or ‘Slipped Disc’ is extremely painful and involves damage to the soft spongy discs that cushion and separate the joints of the spine.
They are often traumatic in origin and occur during sports or following a slip, trip, or fall.
Disc Herniations may result in compression of the spinal nerves; a condition more commonly known as sciatica.
The following symptoms are associated with a Lumbar Disc Herniation:
- Severe continuous backache with sharp pain on movement.
- Acute ‘shooting’ pain into the back of the leg, calf, or foot
- Tightness, ‘locking’ or ‘spasm’ into the surrounding muscles.
- Pain when coughing or sneezing.
Although extremely painful, most Disc Herniations can be managed with gentle mobilisation exercises and stretches to keep the surrounding muscles relaxed.
Complications include intermittent or recurring back pain. There may also be an increased likelihood of developing osteoarthritis or other degenerative back conditions in later life.
Regular stretching and decompression exercises are just some of the techniques contained in our clinically proven treatment guide to help prevent ongoing symptoms.
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Frequently asked questions
Sometimes you just need to know that little bit more, below are some of the common questions customers have.
Our innovative pain assessment software has been extensively researched and developed by medical experts and pioneers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.
Our medical experts have decades of experience in musculoskeletal healthcare. By fusing this knowledge with expert-driven AI we are able to provide the likely cause of your pain, just as if you'd been diagnosed in-clinic.
The assessment will also identify serious conditions. These are known as red flags or in medicine, contraindications. Where these exist, you will be advised to seek medical help.
We've come a long way and are continually developing our systems through patient experiences and feedback.
Yes, they deliver clinically proven results and include the latest techniques in musculoskeletal healthcare.
By following the rehabilitation program carefully, you will experience a significant improvement in your condition.
Our treatment is context-based and written as if you'd just been diagnosed in the clinic. Treatment is structured from the foundation upwards, delivering progress in incremental stages.
As you improve, the rehabilitation builds on one day's progress to the next.
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Recovery times depend on the type and severity of your condition. If you are diligent with rehabilitation, you can expect to see an improvement in your acute condition within 2 weeks.
Chronic conditions are more complex and tend to take a little longer, but usually, symptoms improve between 4-6 weeks.
Arthritic conditions are irreversible, but our techniques will show you how to manage the symptoms, and help prevent the condition from getting worse.
Depending on the type of condition, treatment with a private physical therapist can involve 6 or more sessions and can become expensive.
Compared to an average course of physical therapy, patients that self-treat at home using our treatment guides can save hundreds of pounds in cost.
Patients are often limited to general practitioner advice or left waiting for months to see a physical therapist or orthopaedic specialist.
In some countries, public healthcare systems can be overstretched or don't prioritise musculoskeletal healthcare services, meaning long waiting times are inevitable.
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Our treatment guides can be read on smart devices like mobile phones and tablets, using both iOS and Android operating systems. The guides can also be read on Mac and Windows desktop computers.
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If you are taking our Pain Assessment first, then your treatment guide is available to download at the end, in PDF format. The guide will open in your browser window, from here you can choose to either read it from the browser or download it onto your device using the browser tools.
If you are purchasing a treatment guide directly, then these can be downloaded via the Gumroad view content screen. This is accessed from the email receipt you receive when you purchase a treatment guide directly. From here you can download the ebook (ePub) or PDF onto your smart device or computer. You can even forward it to your Kindle.
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