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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

Melinda goes above and beyond and I feel very lucky to have met her. She has been treating my son for the last 10 months. After each session, we notice big improvements as Melinda helps him being more comfortable within his body in order to achieve his next developmental milestone. Melinda leverages her knowledge and experience to adapt to her patients needs, treating a baby isn’t easy but she always finds a way. Plus she always makes sure I understand how she is working with my son and share with me some things that we can do at home in between the sessions. Her kindness is just the cherry on the cake :)
Pascaline Dubosc
Pascaline Dubosc
21:56 19 May 22
Best specialists!Dr Andy , Melinda ,Verena.All highly recommended.It’s been 6 years since we know the clinic and never thought of visiting any other place.So attentive and caring every person working there.Both kids, husband and myself- enjoy every visit.
Olga Shagaleeva
Olga Shagaleeva
17:11 19 May 22
I strongly recommend Fulham Osteopaths. Senior Osteopath Verena treated both myself and my newborn shortly after birth. We were both treated very gently and attentively and we both left feeling a lot better- my hip pain disappeared and babies tensions from birth were released. Thank you Verena! 🙏
Hadar Lioz
Hadar Lioz
12:36 19 May 22
We’ve been working with Verena to help with some long term covid issues and she has been wonderful. Very caring and thorough and puts us at complete ease with her thoughtful demeanour. She really listens and always responds with new suggestions to help improve the situation.
Hazel Galloway
Hazel Galloway
17:39 17 May 22
We chose to go to an osteopath after our little one suffered from reflux as well being an unstable lie during pregnancy, so he was very tense with an uncomfortable posture. After the first session with Katie along with myself and my husband doing the exercises given by Katie in between, we noticed a huge difference, we now have a very happy baby. We could not recommend Katie enough. She put us at ease and explained everything. We will definitely go back to Katie should we have any issues in the future.
Claire Stanton
Claire Stanton
09:03 17 May 22
Verena is amazing. The hip pain and pelvic floor dysfunction I had been working on with a physiotherapist for over a year was relieved almost immediately! I have hEDS and particularly recommend her for those with hypermobility also.
Nat Hollywood
Nat Hollywood
18:02 13 May 22
Verena was absolutely lovely and very gentle with my baby. He was always unusually calm and relaxed by the end of a session. Thoroughly recommend.
Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris
19:15 11 May 22
I use Verena who has been flawless. Got rid of my back pain within a few sessions. Provided expert ongoing advice to increase my strength and mobility. Very response on emails and over the phone for appointments. Highly recommend.
Jack Gawthrop
Jack Gawthrop
18:44 09 May 22
I went to visit Elyse, practically unable to walk. The pain in my knee was unbearable and couldn’t take weight and it felt like I’d done some irreparable damage. Within an hour - she had fixed me and given me some brilliant but short and easy exercises. I can’t recommend her enough
J DG
J DG
14:54 09 May 22
I visited Fulham Osteopaths for a treatment as entering my 3rd trimester of pregnancy has caused me some signifiant back stiffness. I was lucky enough to be treated by Melinda, the owner. I love the passion and nurturing approach she has and the focus on a holistic and natural side of treatment. It felt like she directed my body to find the balance and solve the issues. Instant improvement! I can highly recommend the place. The passion for improving people's lives and high quality customer service is visible from the moment you enter the place. Highly, highly recommended!
Agata Dudo
Agata Dudo
16:58 07 May 22

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