Health Concerns - Disc Prolapse

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Is my back pain caused by a herniated disc or otherwise known as a disc prolapse?

Very likely, it is not. Although it is commonly thought that a frequent cause of back pain is a disc prolapse, this is not true. In fact, many people have a disc prolapse without symptoms and others have back pain without a disc prolapse.

For people with back pain and a disc prolapse, we at AktivOrtho Tm first perform a thorough clinical examination and evaluation to find out what the cause of the problem really is and how they can be helped. We will also tell you whether or not an MRI is required.

What are the symptoms of a disc prolapse?

Most often, the symptoms of a painful disc prolapse is a pain down one side of one leg. This true nerve pain is called sciatica. This can be accompanied by numbness or a muscle weakness in the leg. Very few people with a disc prolapse have loss of bladder control. If this occurs, a specialist in a hospital needs to be consulted very quickly.

Will I need to reduce my daily activities and my sport with a disc prolapse?

Long term you don't. In an acute state of leg pain, you might need to adjust your activities. We at AktivOrtho Tm clarify for you what you can do safely and what activities may be difficult. With degeneration of the spine (a disc prolapse is part of the degenerative process of the spine), you will have a higher requirement to do something active for your spine to improve your muscles there. So long term, you should rather be more active than less active with your spine.

Disc Prolapse
How can I be helped at AktivOrtho Tm?

For diagnostics, we provide a range of offerings varying from a short examination with advice on what to do best for your back to more comprehensive examinations. If you want to have a second opinion or need a professional advice about whether a surgery is required or not, we propose a very thorough examination lasting 30-45 mins including an examination of MRI's etc. A total check-up is our most comprehensive back-check, which includes not only the orthopaedic and physiotherapeutic examination, but also a computerized 3-D test of spine muscle performance.

According to these results we can provide non-invasive active and passive treatment programs including manual therapy in addition to a training program to restore the building up of back muscles for long term pain relief.