The intervertebral discs are made up of a tough outer shell (Annulus Fibrosus) and a soft-jelly like substance (Nucleus Pulposus) contained within it.
These discs separate the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) and act as shock absorbers, protecting the bones from things like lifting, twisting and impact.
When the outer shell becomes weak or torn, the inner substance can leak out. This is referred to a slipped or herniated disc.
Sometimes the outer shell doesn’t tear, but the inner substance causes it to protrude. This is referred to as a bulging disc.
As part of your treatment at Core Strength Studios, you will exercise to strengthen the back and core muscles.
By working on the supporting muscles, your spine and discs will be under less pressure, reducing your pain, increasing your function and helping you return to the activities you’ve had to stop because of your back. Massage will also be included in your programme to help ease tension in the muscles.
You will also work on exercises to help improve your posture to maintain the natural ‘s’ shape of your spine. This, combined with the increase in strength you achieve will help prevent back pain long-term.
To speak to a specialist therapist about the prevention and treatment of slipped discs, click here to claim your complimentary ‘reduce back pain’ consultation, where you can discuss your back pain and receive advice on safe treatment for a slipped disc to avoid pain long-term.