Slipped Disc and Disc Disorders Of The Back - Singapore Physiotherapy

Slipped Disc and Disc Disorders and Physiotherapy

More than seventy percent of adult suffers from a form of disc disorder of their backs, and a big portion suffer from herniated disc. More than half of these get prolonged and long term pain. It may not always be the issue of the disc; back pain can be caused by joints, ligaments, muscles and discs of the back.

Most of the time, back pain is the result of trauma or injury, or poor prolonged posture, as well as the cumulative stress on the back and spine...but at times, other causes includes inflammations and more serious back problems such as progressive disorders that can affect bone and joints. In the case of slipped disc, it is a back problem where the disc in the spinal column "slips" out of it usual position, between the spinal columns, and may compress onto nerves, causing sciatica where patients will experience radiating pain in the leg, foot and ankle. Some also will report a sense of numbness as well as pins and needles.

My father had a bout of disc slippage and herniation; and presented with sciatica as well in March 2011, and we provided him with pain relief exercises, as well as taught him exercises to maintain joint range and how not to aggravate the condition. He had a keyhole surgery in that month itself, and though the pain is not as severe as before, it still comes and goes, affecting him once in a while.

In our physiotherapy clinics in Raffles Place and Orchard Road (see how to get to us here); we assess and treat a variety of back and spinal problems, including slipped disc. Clinically, we find the most important thing is that back pain can be minimized, even prevented by strengthening the back muscles, as well as increasing the flexibility of the spinal muscles on top of not aggravating it by carrying heavy loads.

Physiotherapy interventions will/can involve a few approaches: posture management, Exercise and Movement therapy, joint Manipulation & Mobilization, Deep Tissue Massage and Electrotherapy. Exercise physiotherapy may also be used to increase your general fitness and/or to strengthen the muscles of the back and spine. We will also share on preventative advice to decrease risks of re-injury and recurrence of back pain.

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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then 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 solution.

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Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat 
  4. See the list of orthopedic surgeons we serve in Singapore
  5. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our slipped disc page

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We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 way we grow as a clinic is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

Thank you so much, and stay healthy!

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.

As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email, thanks!

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Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


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Finally I know what I have, my pain decreased and now I'm back to work!

Regional Sales Manager

OMG. The pain levels in my hands have dropped dramatically, about 60-70%


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