Lumbar Disc Herniation

Lumbar Disc Herniation or ‘slipped disc’ are extremely painful and involve 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 back ache 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.

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