The concept of “Preventive Physiotherapy” will preserve the health of the disc by ensuring optimal activation of spinal stabilisers. Analysis of muscle strength, posture and lifestyle, can be used to identify the following:
1. Weaknesses in the muscular system supporting the spine
2. Incorrect movement patterns (which may place excessive force on the disc)
3. The cause of these weaknesses and incorrect movement patterns
Early intervention, in the form of specific exercises targeting the weak muscles and functional training, may prevent excessive force being placed on the disc. It is thus possible to prevent non-traumatic slipped discs.
Consult one of our Physiotherapists to maintain the health of your intervertebral discs.Article written by Aparna Shah, Physiotherapist