If you have the misfortune of having a slipped disk (herniated disk) you may be desperately looking for a treatment that will stop the pain. Chronic pain affects various parts of the body and seriously harms the daily routine. What are the methods of treating a slipped disk and the pain that accompanies it?
“The pains in my left leg intensified until one day when I got up in the morning the pain was so bad I could not straighten my back,” says James 35, from South London.
We have good news and bad news and the best news is at the end.
The good news is that the majority of people who suffer from a slipped disk do not experience symptoms at all, and most people who suffer from a painful slipped disk will not require surgery.
The bad news is that those who do suffer from a slipped disc can suffer debilitating pain. Sometimes the pain goes away on its own or, thanks to conservative treatment including physiotherapy, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or alternative medicine helps to relieve the pain. Sometimes surgery is the only solution, and until then life with the accompanying pain is unbearable.
The side effects of pain:
While pain is something intangible and thresholds vary from person to person, its effects can still be assessed. Firstly, pain limits mobility with a collateral decrease in work capacity, especially if the work involves physical effort. In the more severe cases of a slipped disc, the pain requires the patient to spend a lot of time resting, and that can seriously affect income. Moreover, everyday activities can suddenly become painful, and even routine tasks such as lacing shoes, bathing or preparing something to eat may become impossible.
The difficulties associated with chronic pain, such as the problems with daily functioning and the stress of coping with the pain can lead to severe frustration, depression and a deterioration in ones physical condition. When a slipped disk sufferer is required to deal with the DWP (The Department for Work and Pensions) or NHS (National Health ) or private health services, it can be very challenging to deal with the pain both physically and emotionally.
What are the standard treatments for a slipped disk?
- N.B. These treatments are not designed to repair a slipped disk which requires surgery but to ease the symptoms and allow life without pain
- Treatment with over-the-counter painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs intended to cure local inflammation of the spine or the nerve, thus eliminating the pain.
- Physiotherapy – treatment for several weeks to several months, designed to rehabilitate the affected area and strengthen the back muscles to support a wider range of movements.Treatment with alternative medicine – osteopathy and chiropractic, acupuncture, and Feldenkrais, etc.,
- Exercise – if the pain allows, then swimming is recommended to strengthen the back and motor capacity as it does not apply pressure on the back, as well as therapeutic yoga and even walking.
- Treatment in a pain clinic – if traditional therapies have not helped relieve the pain, then a pain clinic or a pain management centre may help. Progressive pain clinics use soft laser rays that reduce pain, treat inflammation and stimulate the natural healing mechanism of the body.
- Surgery – if the condition of the slipped disk worsens or if the other treatments do not help, the solution will likely be spinal surgery called spinal decompression. Keep in mind that this is the last resort because surgery also carries risks and affects everyone differently.
Wait a minute; we promised you good news – the new method for handling a slipped disk.
It’s true that a slipped disk is bad news, but new innovative technology can give you the cure you need so much. B-Cure Laser is a home appliance that projects soft laser beams, similar to the advanced devices in the pain clinics, except you can handle this at home; you won’t be in queues for forms or waiting for referrals.
This soft laser stimulates the natural healing mechanisms of the body by promoting cellular action, strengthening inter-cellular communication and stimulating the blood circulation.
B-Cure Laser promotes the release of endorphins, which are natural hormones produced in the brain and cause pain relief. The B-Cure Laser stimulates the natural healing mechanisms of the body itself. It reduces the production of substances that cause inflammation and the symptoms of inflammation – redness, swelling and pain – which can be reduced to the point where they disappear. In addition, the B-Cure stimulates the natural healing mechanism of the body where, in many cases, the ongoing pain is caused by pressure on the nerve fibres, resulting in swelling, oedema and inflammation around the affected area. B-Cure reduces the stress and the inflammation gradually dissipates.
B-Cure laser treatment can be used comfortably in the home. Treating yourself twice a day, taking just a few minutes of your spare time and see the results – a 60% significant reduction in pain – speak for themselves.