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A herniated or slipped disc is painful & restrictive.
Get treatment that tackles the root cause of the problem on your first visit to give you permanent relief...

Common Causes Of A Herniated Disc

Sometimes referred to as a prolapsed or slipped disc, a herniated disc is when the cushion of soft tissue between the bones in our spine pushes out and places pressure on the nerves. Here's some common causes:
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Gradual wear as a result of the ageing process (it can also be genetic).
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Excess body weight places additional pressure on our discs.
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Physically demanding jobs that put your back under greater strain.
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Smoking can also contribute as it reduces the oxygen supply to the disc.

Herniated Disc In Plain English

Our spine is cushioned by discs that prevent our bones grinding against each other.

They have a rubbery exterior with a soft jelly like nucleus.

A herniated disc is when the some of the soft nucleus pushes through a tear or crack in the rubbery exterior.

If diagnosed by your GP, you will typically be advised to rest and take painkillers. 

What Are The Major Symptoms Of Herniated Discs?

Most herniated discs occur in the lower back although they can occur in the neck.

They usually affect one side of the body:

  • Arm or leg pain.
    A herniated disc in your lower back will result  in pain in the buttocks, thigh and calf and potentially travelling to the foot. 
    A herniated disc in the neck area will result in shoulder and arm pain.
    Sudden movements such as coughing or sneezing can result in pain described as sharp or burning.

  • Numbness or tingling.
    Radiating numbness or tingling can affect the body parts connected to the affected areas.

  • Weakness.
    Muscles served by the affected nerves are prone to weaken. This can lead to stumbling or lifting / holding things. 

How Does An Osteopath Treat A Herniated Disc?

An Osteopath will encourage repair by:

  • Identifying the problem disc(s).
  • Treating the spine to be optimally placed to enable healing.
  • Providing postural advice based on your body and the lifestyle you lead.
  • Advice on the use of hot and cold packs to aid healing.
  • Recommending exercises as staying as mobile as possible will be helpful.

There is no one sized fits all program for a herniated disc as each person is unique.

However, in most cases between 3 and 5 trips is sufficient to have you well on the road to recovery.

And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected. For example, many issues with Hip and Buttock pain actually come from your back.

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What to expect when you come to see us
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Treatment Time
Your initial visit will be 1hr and if required, your subsequent visits will be 30 mins.
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No. Of Visits
Most people come for 3-5 visits which can be more or less depending on your needs.
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Exercises
Receive personalised exercises to help you get better quicker, reducing the number of required visits.

Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

Kathrine was brilliant, she fixed my shoulder in one session only, cannot recommend her excellent work highly enough.
Felix Dane
Felix Dane
17:32 19 Oct 21
Saved from a life of neck pain and stiffness.Had a few sessions with the lovely Katherine, she was very quick to identify the cause of the problem, how to deal with it and manage it.Would highly recommend a visit.
Shaun Edmund Idzik
Shaun Edmund Idzik
11:41 16 Oct 21
Verena helped me so much. After having three back procedures I thought I'd have to have surgery and after working with Verena it finally feels like I'm on the mend. Her dedication is impressive, it's rare to find someone who gives 100% of herself to her work, and this is Verena each time. She seeks to truly help people, to recover, feel better, but to also continue in the right direction to improve mechanics of our body by understanding what she is doing and why!
Louiza Kiritopoulos
Louiza Kiritopoulos
18:37 13 Oct 21
Very caring and family orientated environment. I recommend very highly.
Charlotte Keenan
Charlotte Keenan
10:24 05 Oct 21
Katherine was great! I had repetitive injuries in my back from sport and after 3 sessions she gave me the tools to prevent these injuries from happening again. Highly recommend.
Mike Ladouceur
Mike Ladouceur
16:06 27 Sep 21
I took my baby to see Katherine to help with sleeping issues. She immediately noted areas of tightness causing him pain and after one session he was sleeping through the night. After four sessions he was a different baby, sleeping and eating batter leading to a much happier baby. I wish I had taken him earlier!
Rose Buckmaster
Rose Buckmaster
19:56 09 Sep 21
Melinda is very soft and gentle yet She did amazing Healing in a deeper level. Thank you 🙏
Yazmeen Lakhiani
Yazmeen Lakhiani
17:43 22 Aug 21
Hi I have had pain in my lower back for a long time and following visits under Giulia my back is near completely better. This is a fantastic result and i very much appreciated the help. I 100 perecent recommed Fulham Osteopaths Thank you so much best regards James
James Wilson
James Wilson
14:55 17 Aug 21
Andrew Cotton is such professional, experienced, gifted, caring and talented Osteopath. I am so lucky to have found him to resolve a neck issue which was giving me the most horrendous pain in my shoulder and migraines. I was in agony when I first arrived and a few sessions later, I am now pain free, have a much greater range of movement and able to turn my neck again! Such a brilliant result! Thank you Andrew for your talent.
Claire Boyd
Claire Boyd
09:57 06 Aug 21
We’ve had a really great experience with the treatment Melinda has given to our little boy with torticollis. She’s a very kind and professional individual and obviously good at what she does.
Adriana DeSoto
Adriana DeSoto
16:54 18 Jul 21

Ready to take action against Herniated Disc

Cotton- Meet the team
Melinda Cotton
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