Disc Injuries

Disc Injuries


Disc injuries more commonly occur in the cervical and lumbar spine.  Typically they occur in these regions of the spine because this is where they are generally placed under greater greatest strain.  Cervical disc injuries typically occur in the mid cervical region (C4/5) and lower lumbar region (L4/5/S1).  This is not to say that disc injuries cannot occur in other regions of the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine.

Individuals with disc injuries can present to the clinic in a variety of different presentations.  In some cases, clients may present to the clinic and have imaging based diagnosis of disc injuries, yet have no signs or symptoms that would suggest otherwise.  At the other end of the spectrum individuals can present with acute or chronic disc injuries where clients present with numbness, weakness and referred pain.

Your Osteopath is trained to conduct a very thorough case history and examination and will refer your off for further imaging or medical opinion when they feel it is unsafe to treat you.  The vast majority of clients who present with disc injuries will benefit from treatment and management by the osteopath as they will be able to apply hands on manual therapy, postural exercises, taping and exercise and rehabilitation exercises to help.


How Can An Osteopath At Principle Four Osteopathy Help You?

  • Your Osteopath will take you through an osteopathy consultation that involves taking detailed case history and assessment to help identify the cause of your injury and give you a diagnosis.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management plan that is appropriate for the injury or condition.
  • This also includes listening to your goals as a client and ensuring that the treatment and management plan is discussed with you and focused towards you achieving these goals.
  • In some cases your Osteopath may be required to refer for further assessment and investigation and this may be with one of our Trusted Professional Network of practitioners.
  • Your Osteopath may provide hands on Osteopathy or provide you with an exercise prescription / rehabilitation program.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management program that educates and shows you how to better manage your condition through stretching, mobility and strengthening where appropriate.

To find out more about how to better treat and manage your back or neck pain, please call 03 9670 9290 or book an appointment online to see one of our Osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy.


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