(021) 4636642


Unit 2 Market Green Medical Centre

Market Green, Midleton, Co. Cork

Herniated Disc

What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc also known as bulging disc, slipped disc, prolapsed disc or ruptured disc is when the centre (nucleus) of one of the cartilage discs sitting between each spine vertebrae herniates out through a weakened disc wall (annulus) to cause compression and irritation of the nearby spinal nerve anywhere on the spine producing  symptoms such as sharp shooting back pain, buttock pain, leg pain,  numbness in leg and leg weakness for herniated disc lower back and a herniated disc neck will produce shoulder pain, arm pain, numbness in arm and arm weakness.  All herniated disc symptoms are usually on one side of the body and aggravated by sitting, bending, lifting, coughing or sneezing and eases with lying down.  Sciatica and Radiculopathy conditions can be associated with herniated disc

Herniated disc treatment

Your physiotherapist will physically assess and test painful movements and muscle strength for a herniated disc diagnosis, use hands on physiotherapy, herniated disc massage, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and taping.  Advise re postures and activity modifications.  Provide herniated disc exercises via our exercise prescription software Salaso to help alleviate your herniated disc pain and help also with achieving a full recovery post any surgery for herniated disc.  Prescribe orthotics, back brace, foam roller and resistance bands.

Are you looking for treatment of herniated disc?

Book Imokilly Physiotherapy Sports Injury Clinic now for expert diagnosis, specialised treatments and customised to your needs exercise rehabilitation as important and excellent treatment for herniated discs.

Contact us at:
Imokilly Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at (021) 4636642 or email appointments@imokillyphysio.com

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Please do not attend your physio session if you are feeling unwell.

Client Testimonials

Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.

- T.B, Killeagh GAA

I had spent a significant amount of money elsewhere on unwearable orthotics, before coming to Imokilly Physiotherapy Clinic. The orthotics I got here are by far the most comfortable to wear, and I wouldn't put a pair of shoes on without them!

- MB, Ladysbridge

Having had a long long history of back-pain which was then managed surgically with a dynamic fusion I was nervous about commencing any exercise. My neurosurgeon recommended that I attend a physiotherapist-led clinical Pilates class and I was lucky to find Sarah. Her entire approach is aimed at individualised rehabilitation, namely the individual assessment, tailored exercise programmes, small classes and follow-up emails. The standard of Pilates service is far superior to a fitness-based drop in class, and hence ideal for those with injuries.

- AB, Little Island

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy was limiting my ability to progress my marathon training and I knew that I had to tackle it properly to allow it to heal. Although it was frustrating to step back from training, I am now running painfree and hoping for a marathon PB

- ED, St Finbarrs