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Ruptured Spinal Disc Physiotherapy
We have spinal discs in every joint between the bones of our spine (also known as spinal intervertebral discs)...and unfortunately it is
possible for this spinal disc to rupture because of age-related wear
and tear (known also as disc degeneration).
Over time, as we age,
our spinal discs starts to gradually lose some of their fluid/water content, and this decreases their flexibility, causing them to become more prone to damage and rupturing.
It's very simple for the spinal intervertebral disc to rupture (also known as slipped or herniated spinal disc), it can happen as simple as
- just a "regular" bend-and-rotation of the spine
- just bending and reaching something on the ground or further away
- lifting a heavy weight with the back instead of the thighs and legs
Sometimes, accidents and high-trauma forces to the back can cause the spinal disc to rupture/slip.
Regardless of the causes, what happens is that a portion of the spinal disc "leaks" outside its normal boundary, and this compresses, irritates and inflames the nearby nerve roots, causing
in your back, legs or arm.
Ruptured spinal Disc Symptoms
Every patient experiences ruptured/slipped discs differently.
Some patients have a lot of back pain and slipped disc symptoms, yet
their x-rays and MRI reports do not show anything abnormal at all.
For some luckier patients, they may develop ruptured/slipped disc that doesn't come with any symptoms (ie no pain), and just accidentally discovered it during a routine check up or x-ray.
For some patients, they develop the most painful experiences ever, such as a combination of
- sciatica pain
- muscle weakness and
- altered sensation eg burning pain, ant-biting, lack of sensation etc
- pain/discomfort that increases with time/position
- difficulty sleeping
Ruptured spinal Disc Physiotherapy Treatments
Most of the time, patients do not require invasive spinal surgery for their slipped/ruptured spinal disc - 90-95% of patients will improve with non-surgery management, coupled with ongoing spinal physiotherapy.
Treatments of herniated disc depends on factors such as patients:
- activity levels
- severity of symptoms
- pain tolerance
senior physiotherapist will first provide an indepth spinal physiotherapy assessment to understand your spinal condition and its core causes, before creating a customized-to-you ruptured disc physiotherapy program, which includes:
Ruptured Disc Physiotherapy
Our senior specialist physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified to
expert care to our patients. They are insured and are registered
with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), a branch of Ministry
Of Health (MOH) Singapore.
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Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
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HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
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Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on
- core stability
- flexibility and
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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