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Slipped Disc Symptoms

A slipped disc is an unfortunate disorder that is suffered by many people; as much as 1 out of 8 Americans. Things such as strenuous activity, excessive lifting and even old age cause slipped discs. Sometimes it is caused by simply bending the wrong way, like not bending from the hips. Applying pressure to the spinal can cause a disc to “slip.” However, in truth, a disc in the spine does not slip. The discs in the spine are aligned and do not slip out of place.
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Slipped Disc Treatment

A slipped disc occurs when one of the cartilage discs between the vertebrae in the spine swells or bulges. While many people have slipped discs without any symptoms or pain, it can be a very painful condition for others. The disc bulge typically occurs in the lower back area and results from weakened tissue surrounding it. Heavy physical labor or some other sort of trauma is often the cause of a slipped disc. Continue reading