slipped disc
slipped disc

Comprehensive note on Slip disc.

People are suffering from different  health issues including slip disc. There are several reasons that are responsible for the issues of back problems. People with slip disc can contact the best ortho doctor in Punjab for getting the best treatment. 


What is the definition of the slip disc? 

A slipped disc does not actually cause the disc to slip. A weakening in the disc’s outer layer causes the nucleus pulposus, the inner, softer region, to protrude. Another name for a slipped disc is a disc prolapse or herniation. The nerve roots originating from the spinal cord may be compressed by the protruding disc. In addition to the compression, the prolapsed portion of the disc is surrounded by some inflammation. In addition to causing swelling which puts more pressure on the nerve, this inflammation may aggravate the nerve root. 


Different types of the slip disc. 

The location and severity of slipped disc, often referred to as a herniated disc or disc prolapse, can vary. Based on their location, the following are the primary types of slip disc. 

  • Cervical disc herniation: This kind of herniation affects the cervical spine, which is the part of the spine that is located in the neck. It may result in symptoms including tingling or numbness in the hands and arms, shoulder pain, arm pain and neck pain. 
  • Herniation of the thoracic disc: Compared to herniations of the cervical and lumbar spine, thoracic disc herniations are comparatively uncommon. This middle section of the spine, the thoracic spine is where they occur. 
  • Lumbar disc herniation: These herniations which affect the lower back of the spine, are the most prevalent kind.
  • Central disc herniation: In this kind of herniation, the disc’s inner, gel-like substance pushes against the spinal cord by protruding centrally. Symptoms may include weakness, numbness, or problems with the bladder or intestines, depending on the location and degree of compression.


Symptoms of the Slip disc

A patient experience following signs during the slip disc

  • Leg or arm ache: You may experience discomfort in your lower back, buttocks, thigh, and calf if you have a lower back herniated disc. You may also be experiencing discomfort in a portion of your foot.
  • Any tingling or numbness: Herniated disc patients frequently experience radiating tingling or numbness in the body area that the damaged nerves service.
  • Weakness: The afflicted nerves supplied muscles typically deteriorate. This may impair your ability to lift or grip objects, or it may make you stumble.


Treatment of the slip disc

There are different treatment plans according to the condition of the slip disc.


  • Pain relievers: NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, are effective pain relievers that also reduce inflammation.
  • Muscle relaxants: Medication known as muscle relaxants. These drugs might lessen the spasms in the muscles that may result from a slipped disc.
  • Steroid Injections: Temporary pain alleviation and inflammation reduction can be achieved with corticosteroid injections into the area surrounding the spinal cord.


Surgical Procedure:

  • Discectomy: In this surgical treatment, the piece of the herniated disc pressing on the spinal cord or a nerve root is removed.
  • Laminectomy: To relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, a laminectomy is sometimes necessary to remove a part of the vertebral bone.
  • Spinal Fusion: To fuse two or more vertebrae together in severe situations or when there is instability in the spine, spinal fusion surgery may be required.


Alternative therapies

  • Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors can help reduce pain and realign the spine by manipulating and adjusting the spine.
  • Acupuncture: To relieve pain and encourage healing, tiny needles are inserted into predetermined body sites during this traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Massage therapy: Massage methods can ease pain, increase blood flow, and lessen tense muscles.


Slip disc is a very common problem in this era, most of the people are suffering from this condition. The Slip disc treatment in ludhiana is available at the reputed hospital, Hunjan hospital.