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Physiotherapy Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherds Bush, Central London 020 7937 6444 / 07902 309 768

Disc Prolapsed (slipped disc, herniated disc)

Slipped disc or also called disc prolapsed or herniated disc is another known cause of sciatica nerve trapped. A disc does not actually 'slip'. What happens is that part of the inner softer gel-like material (nucleus pulposus) of the disc bulges out (disc prolapsed) or herniated disc, through a weakness in the outer harder part (annulus fibrosus) of the disc.

Disc prolapsed can press on a sciatic nerve nearby and causes the sciatic nerve trapped. A prolapsed disc is sometimes called a herniated disc. Symptoms of back pain caused by slipped disc are severe pain that usually comes on suddenly. The pain is usually eased by lying down flat, and is often made worse if you move your back, cough, or sneeze. Patient feels sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can get worse slowly.

Physiotherapy exercise programme

Stretching and strengthening exercises that target the muscles of the lower back, abdomen, and thighs can help reduce the symptoms of disc injury.

• Low back mobilisation exercise
•l ow back muscle stretching
• core strengthening exercise
• Piriformis muscle stretching
• hamstring stretching

Our Notting Hill physios are highly experienced in treatment of disc prolapsed and other type of back pains. Creativity is one of differences between Notting Hill physio clinic and other physio clinics in this region (W11, W8). Our physios aim to gain an adequate training and courses in Notting Hill physio clinic to provide our patients with evidence based practice.

Tips to prevent disc prolapsed "by Notting Hill physio clinic"

• Maintain a healthy weight
• Increase lower back muscle's strength
• Increase core stability
• Correct your posture
• Prevent heavy lifting
• Use the support available and be creative
• Don't ignore minor injuries and muscle stiffness
• Know when to seek help preserve general health
• Stay positive

Notting Hill physio clinic will teach you adequate exercises and also advice you on handling of daily activities. In Notting Hill physio clinic we have back care classes with goals to prevent disc prolapsed and other type of backaches. In addition Notting Hill physio offers other specific programmes like pregnancy classes and relaxation methods to individuals who cares about their healthy life style.

Rose Clinic Physiotherapy is registered with all major UK health Insurance Companies.

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Musculoskeletal conditions that our chartered physiotherapists treat: Low Back Pain, Disc degeneration, Pregnancy backaches, Arthritis, Whiplash, Sciatica Nerve Trapped, Headache, Pain, Stiffness, Tennis Elbow, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Tendonitis, Osteoarthritis, Postural abnormality, Pre/Post Operation. Rehabilitation, ACL Rupture, Hip/Knee Replacements, Ligament Cartilage Tear, Shin Splints, Ankle Sprain, Muscular Tear, job related injuries, aging. London physiotherapy now covering Kensington W8, Chelsea SW3, SW10, Notting Hill Gate W11, Hammersmith W6, Shepherds Bush W12, South Kensington SW7, Cromwell road, Knightsbridge SW1, SW3, SW 10, W2 in association with Fitness First gym club for all physiotherapy services.