How to Treat Slipped Disc?

Medical Treatment:
Do the following things to ease the pain:
  • You may need to rest at first if the pain is very bad. Start the gentle exercise as soon as you can (gradually increase your activity level)
  • Take alternate painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol (paracetamol on its own is not recommended for back pain)
  • You should see your GP if the pain is no better after a month, or your painkillers are not helping, or the pain is worse at night
  • GP may prescribe a stronger painkiller, a steroid injection or a muscle relaxant to use in the short term
  • Take further tests like an MRI scan, if your symptoms do not get better
  • Surgery is not usually needed, but if your symptoms have not improved using other treatments and include worsening muscle weakness or numbness
  • Alternative treatments for slipped disc is manual therapies like osteopathy can help ease lower back pain

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