HomeAnswersPhysiotherapyslipped diskI had severe pain during my exams last year because of slip disc. How to avoid this pain while appearing for the exams this time?

What are the treatment procedures available to treat a slipped disc?

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Mohammed Wajid

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Published At February 2, 2023
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had a disc slip a few years back. I have my exams next week. I have to sit for six hours daily for a week to write these exams. When I appeared for these exams last year, I experienced excruciating pain in my buttocks. I do not want to experience the same pain this time. Kindly give your suggestions.

Answered by Mohammed Wajid

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Slip discs can be solved through medicines and physiotherapy for three to four weeks. I suggest you follow the following instructions while appearing for your exams:

1. Sit on a flat surface and wear LS (lumbar-sacral) belt. Avoid sitting continuously for more than 30 minutes. Try to walk every 30mins and then sit back.

2. Apply the hot pack with local application of Diclofenac (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ointment following hot water fomentation twice a day. This helps in reducing the pain.

3. Avoid sitting or lying on the floor.

4. Do stretching exercises for the lower back every morning.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Mohammed Wajid
Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapy

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