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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
Patient Consultation
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

I cannot speak highly enough of the service here. I came on the advice of a freind with a suspected frozen shoulder, which at the time was astonishingly painful. It turns out that it was likely a partially dislocated shoulder, and thanks to the brilliant analysis and help of Omer it is now on the mend. The help and advice was spot on, and I'll make a habit of coming with any muscular problem in the future.Put simply, if you have a problem this is the place to go. It is absolutely amazing.
Peter Kinsella
Peter Kinsella
16:18 05 Apr 24
My 8 month old daughter had treatment with Giulia at Fulham osteopath as she wasn’t meeting some milestones and we were a little concerned. Giulia was very welcoming and reassuring right from the beginning.When my daughter had her first treatment with Giulia, the next day she was able to meet that milestone as if nothing had happened, we were amazed at how quickly the treatment worked and we were really pleased to see that.Giulia recommended to have two more treatments for her and with those treatments things just got better for her in regards to meeting her milestones.We highly recommend Giulia for anyone who might be facing the same concerns for their little ones.
fatma Hassan
fatma Hassan
11:23 05 Apr 24
I have been treated by Verena Leo at Fulham Osteopaths in the last few months for a hip imbalance which causes complications such as trochanteric tendonitis and bursitis. But of course she looks at the skeleton as a whole. She has a very informed and gentle approach, which I like. She never rushes things, explains well and gives exercises to help further at home. I am pleased and have brought my teenage daughter, who has posture issues, to be treated by her too. Definitely recommended.
Rana Gediz Iren
Rana Gediz Iren
07:45 18 Mar 24
Verena at Fulham Osteopath, offers an excellent service for your body from head to toe, excellent personality this lady explains everything thoroughly and is thorough with her services.Verbena offers a great service which l can strongly recommend her if your not feeling well with Osteo problems.She's made me feel a lot better in three treatments. Good luck.Carol.
Carol Augustine
Carol Augustine
17:22 15 Mar 24
Took my daughter here before she was one. She was treated by Melinda - a very experienced osteopath who’s also knowledgeable and attentive to detail.
Anton Kozlov
Anton Kozlov
13:59 15 Mar 24
I have been intermittently using Fulham Osteopaths over the years and always had a really positive experience. Recently, Omer has been incredibly helpful, I went in due to an aching shoulder that had been bothering me for a couple of months, and not only has he really helped with that, but my recent sessions have made my whole back feel looser. I can feel the difference day to day and appreciate it enormously.
I Glen
I Glen
07:17 12 Mar 24
Omer is a great practitioner with a warmpersonality. He helped me with plantar fasciitis in particular and the results of the adjustments were impressive. During the session he will explain what is going on in your body and make you aware of the restrictions and differences after the treatment. He also gives tailored advice and exercises do to at home. All in all, thank you Omer and would recommend!
Morgane
Morgane
12:44 02 Mar 24
I’ve seen Verena quite a few times over several years for neck and back problems. She is a really great listener and has an exceptional ability to understand your problems, tackle them in the clinic--firmly but gently--and to give advice on how to continue to heal. I can’t recommend Verena too highly.
Alun Anderson
Alun Anderson
09:00 02 Mar 24
Great osteopaths, took our 4 week old there for feeding issues and the team were fantastic, the staff are really supportive and friendly and Verena was super helpful in assessing and treating him, as well as providing us with a set of exercises that we could do at home. We have been going regularly ever since and have seen a positive difference in his feeding as well as his overall movement and mobility. Thanks team!
Abi M
Abi M
10:43 01 Mar 24
Fulham osteopaths was recommended by a friend for our 2 month old daughter. Lucas was very welcoming at reception and made sure she would have an appointment asap. He’s always proactive and very responsive giving very helpful information re appointments/payment. Our baby was seen very quickly. Melinda was very attentive, thoughtful, caring and very professional. We started seeing improvements straight away, given exercises to do at home and she is thriving now. Will 100% recommend Melinda!
Maria Amaral
Maria Amaral
08:26 01 Mar 24
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