Ruptured Disc Physiotherapy Singapore
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We have discs in every joint of the bones of our spine, and it is possible for this disc to rupture because of gradual, age-related wear and tear (known also as disc degeneration).
You see, as we age, our spinal discs lose some of their water content, and this "dries and stiffens" them a little, decreasing their flexibility and making them more prone to damage and rupturing.
In fact, many causes of ruptured discs are caused by people using their back muscles to lift or move things instead of using their leg and thigh muscles. If one rotate AND twist AND bend ones back, it can really cause very high load on the disc and rupture the spinal disc.
Not so frequently, a fall or a hard force to the back can also cause slipped disc (medically known as herniated disc). A herniated disc happens when the disc "slips" out of it normal place, and will cause back pain.
As our spinal discs become less flexible and less elastic, it can rupture, causing a portion of the spinal disc going outside of its normal boundary, irritating the nerve nearby and cause pain, numbness and tingling in your back, legs or arm.
Ruptured Disc Physiotherapy Symptoms
In fact, it is possible for you to have a slipped/herniated disc without even realizing it, as sometime herniated discs may show up on spinal images of people with no symptoms of disc problems (yes, this can happen and we have come across a few people with this).
BUT some come in with the worst pains possible, including pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, burning sensation in the lower back, leg, shoulder and arm. Sometimes patients experience sciatica, which is a pain that starts in our buttocks and "travels" or extends down the back or side of one leg.
They may even experience low back pain or leg pain that gets worse when you sit.
Ruptured Disc Physiotherapy Treatments
Slipped / herniated disc generally gets better with conservative treatment (non-surgical) plus spinal physiotherapy. Often, surgery for herniated discs isn't necessary.
Treatments of herniated disc depends on factors such as patients: age, activity levels, severity of symptoms.
Our specialist physiotherapist will provide you a personalized lumbar (lower back) stabilization exercise, which will not affect the disc and at the same time, help to stabilize the back muscles.
This in turn, helps to decrease the load experienced by the injured disc and spine, which leads to a stronger and well balanced back muscles that helps to control the lumbar spine and decrease the risk of injury to the disc and nerves.
Ruptured Disc Physiotherapy Singapore - Our Expertise
Our specialist physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified to provide
expert care to our patients. They are fully insured and are registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), a branch of Ministry Of Health (MOH) Singapore.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at xx, thanks!