PLID (Prolapse Lumbar Intervertebral Disc)

PLID also known as a slipped disc, is one of the most common, lumbar vertebral column diseases of people leading to back pain, low back pain, sciatica, radicular pain, and subsequently neurological deficit due to nerve root compression that leads to radiating pain up to whole lower limb.



Falling from a significant height and landing on your buttocks. This can transmit significant force across the spine. If the force is strong enough, either a vertebra (bone) can fracture, or an intervertebral disc can rupture.

Bending forwards places substantial stress on the intervertebral discs. If you bend and attempt to lift an object which is too heavy, this force may cause a disc to rupture

Associate Causes

Spinal lesions and tumors

Spinal infections or inflammation

Lumbar spinal stenosis

Violent injuries to the lower back (gunshots, falls, auto accidents)

Birth abnormalities

Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)

Spinal hemorrhages (subarachnoid, subdural, epidural)

Postoperative lumbar spine surgery complications

Spinal anesthesia


Pain in the lower back and sometimes pain goes down to the one or both legs

Numbness, pins and needles, or tingling in one or both legs

Weakness involving one or both legs

In severe cases, loss of control of bladder and/or bowels, numbness in the genital area, and impotence (in men)

How We Treat

Lumbar Disc Mobilization, Decompression, Digital Lumbar Traction, Short Wave Diathermy (SWD), Interferential Current (IFT), TENS, Stretching and Strengthening Exercises, Posture Correction.

Home Advice

Take rest for 3 days, Use Lumbar Corset/Belt while traveling.