PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC (PIVD)

Prolapsed Disc or a herniated disc usually presents with predominant symptoms pertaining to a nerve compression. Patient might complain of numbness, loss of motor power, tingling and difficulty bending forwards. Weight lifting and atheletic activity might predispose these patients to worsen with regards to both back pain and radiculopathy. Symptoms usually depend on the grade of herniation which may be mild to severe.

Commonly called sciatica or slipped disc or prolapsed disc or nerve cramps, these are reversible or irreversible depending on the stage of prola[se. Patients complianing of night pains and pains even on lying down are suspected to have an annular tear or irreversible prolapse. Most patients of PIVD have history of long standing back pain which has a waxing waning course. It is essential to diagnose the problem early for better long term results.

Many patients start having symptoms because of a combination of many factors including chronic bad posture,  

Basic cause in most cases is a un-supervised training or supra-physiological loading of spine, acute back ache and associated symptoms settle usually with conservtive treatment and rest. Athletes should take special precautions and care regarding pre-conditioning and cool down before indulging in athletic activities.

Our tailored exercise programe promises to functionally rehabilitate you back to your sport.

Simple exercises to help prevent and treat back pain due to a prolapsed disc. Essentially postural correction and muscle strengthening is important o prevent recurrence of pain after the acute episode is over.

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