BACK PAIN – SLIPPED DISC AND SCIATICA…

A slipped disc is one of the most common causes of sciatica. Sciatica is pain on the nerve that runs from your back to below your knee.

With a slipped disc, the gel in the discs between your vertebrae bulges out which then puts pressure on the sciatic nerve.

They say that it is usually triggered by an injury to your back or poor posture.

The pain is severe and radiates through your hip and down the back of your leg to your foot. Sometimes mine bothers me in different areas instead of all areas but if you have never had this type of pain before, you’ll know if you’ve got it!.

Sciatica can be treated with physiotherapy or a chiropractor which was always my port of call before I had spinal surgery. Unfortunately I am now not allowed to have this type of treatment due to the type of surgeries that I have had done.

Sometimes the disc will return by itself, but if the pain persists you will need medication for the pain and probably some anti-inflammatory or even steroid injections or like me surgery.

With surgery they remove the part of the disc that is pressing on the nerve, however this is only as a last resort.

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