Your spine is made up of bones, ligaments, and soft tissues that are prone to gradual degeneration due to prolonged wear and tear. The spinal discs present in the spine glide off of each other to enable movement of the spine. When these discs rupture and move out of alignment due to soft muscle tissue damage, it leads to a common condition known as herniated disc. Also known as slipped disc condition, it can cause immense pain and debility and can even get in the way of daily life activities. However, it is possible to treat the pain due to a slipped disc with two months of advanced spine therapy.

Ageing is among the most common causes of this condition but there are other risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing a slipped disc. A spinal disc is covered with a hard encasement which becomes brittle overtime and allows the gel inside to leak through the cracks. Take a look at the risk factors of slipped discs to understand your potential exposure.

  • Strain & Occupational Stress: People in more physically demanding jobs are prone to a slipped disc.
  • Obesity & genetic factors: The excess weight in the body puts prolonged pressure on the back-bone, leading to a slipped disc.
  • Accidents & Injuries: Unexpected physical damage from accidents can crack the vertebrae.
  • Gender: Studies have shown that men are more prone to slipped discs than women.

Now that you know the underlying causes and risk factors of a slipped disc condition, you should also be aware of the herniated disc symptoms so that you can seek timely medical attention for slipped disk treatment. You should watch out for the following symptoms of a herniated disc.

  • You may experience that the pain in your upper back radiates to the arms and the pain in the lower back radiates to the pelvis and legs. This pain may occur suddenly or shoot down the arms or pelvis. 
  • The pain lasts for hours to several weeks at a stretch.
  • You cannot sit or stand for a long period of time. In fact, sitting or standing for a long time only increases the pain. When you change your body position, you notice that the pain reduces.
  • Frequent and painful muscle spasms.


You should pay special attention to the following symptoms and go for immediate medical assistance if they occur:

  • Loss of sensation (paralysis) in the legs
  • Numbness or complete loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Pain radiating to the arms or legs
  • Weakness in arms or feet
  • Loss of balance

In most cases, slipped discs can be treated non-surgically with the help of conservative slipped disc treatment like spine rehabilitation and physiotherapy. For primary pain management, you can look for pain relievers. If you’re looking for more advanced slipped disc treatment, QI Spine Clinic offers a patented Cell Repair Treatment that uses frequency-specific microcurrents to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area by inducing cellular repair and healing, which ultimately strengthens the weakened tissues. 

We also offer a comprehensive spine rehabilitation program that involves stabilising the spine and improving the range of motion for patients with restricted physical movements due to slipped discs under a personalised treatment protocol that gives individualised attention to our patients’ ailments. Under the guidance of our well-experienced physiotherapy experts and spine doctors, our spine rehabilitation program aims to improve the mechanical functioning of the spine and manage pain while also promoting the regeneration of the affected tissue and disc. Additionally, with functional training, you can gain strength and improve flexibility in the affected area. 

If you are suffering from slipped disc pain, get optimal outcomes with non-invasive and conservative methods of treatment at QI Spine Clinic. If your pain persists for a longer time (more than 6 weeks), we also offer surgical treatment to help relieve the pressure on the nerve endings, and improve your symptoms.