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Herniated Disc Treatment In Chelmsford

Effective Herniated Disc Treatment

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common causes of a Herniated Disc

Herniated Discs tend to occur later in life. Here are some common causes:

  • Age-related wear and tear: As we age, the discs in our spine may become thinner and weaker, resulting in a herniated disc.
  • Injury or trauma: An injury to the spine such as a car accident or athletic injury can cause a herniated disc.
  • Overuse: Activities that involve repetitive motions such as lifting, bending, or twisting can put extra pressure on the discs in our spine and lead to a herniated disc.
  • Congenital disorders: Disorders present from birth such as spina bifida can weaken the spinal discs and increase the risk of a herniated disc.
  • Lifting something heavy: Improper lifting techniques combined with heavy loads can strain the discs in our spine and cause them to become herniated.

Our Osteopaths & Fees

Principal Osteopath

45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

Senior Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

Associate Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Herniated Discs explained

A herniated disc is a condition in which the soft, spongy tissue between two of the vertebrae (bones) in your spine gets compressed. This compression causes part of the disc to bulge out or split open and can irritate nerves, resulting in pain, tingling sensations, numbness and/or muscle weakness.

A herniated disc is also referred to as a slipped disc, bulging disc, or ruptured disc. Treatment for a herniated disc usually involves physical therapy, medication and/or surgery depending on the severity of the condition.

How does an Osteopath treat a herniated disc?

When treating a herniated disc, an Osteopath may use manipulation techniques such as joint mobilisation to help relieve pain, reduce inflammation and improve range of motion. They may also apply various forms of massage therapy to the affected area, as well as recommend exercises and stretches to improve strength and flexibility. In addition to physical methods, an Osteopath may also recommend lifestyle changes such as improving posture, avoiding activities that put extra strain on the spine and strengthening core muscles. With consistent treatment, a herniated disc can be successfully managed and pain relieved.

How long does it typically take to recover from a herniated disc?

The length of time it takes to recover from a herniated disc varies depending on the severity and location of the herniation, as well as the treatment plan implemented. While recovery times can range from a few days to several weeks or even months, most people with a herniated disc experience some degree of pain relief after 1-3 weeks of treatment. It is important to note that the healing process can take time and requires patience, consistency and proper care. Ultimately, with the right treatment plan and lifestyle modifications, a herniated disc can be successfully managed over time.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23

Let’s take action to treat your Herniated Disc

Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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