The wear and tear in the spine can cause damage in soft muscle tissue which can lead to excess pressure on bones and disc. This causes the disc to move from its alignment and cause disc herniation (commonly called a slipped disc) It causes pain and difficulty handling day-to-day activities
- Sudden and shooting pain: You may also experience that the pain in the upper back radiates to the arms and the pain in the lower back radiates to the pelvis and legs.
- The pain lasts for hours to several weeks at a stretch
- You cannot sit or stand for a long period of time. In fact, sitting or standing for a long time only increases the pain. When you change your body position, you notice that the pain reduces.
- Frequent and painful muscle spasms.
- Strain and Occupational Stress: People in more physically demanding jobs are prone to a slipped disc.
- Obesity and genetic factors: The excess weight in the body puts prolonged pressure on the back-bone, leading to a slipped disc.
- Accidents and Injuries: Unexpected physical damage from accidents can crack the vertebrae.
- Gender: Studies have shown that men are more prone to slipped discs than women.
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