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What Is A Herniated Disc?

Living with a herniated disc is no fun. The irritation to the nerves in the spine can many times lead to very serious back and/or leg pain, weakness, or numbness. What exactly does the term herniated disc (also called bulging disc, ruptured disc, or slipped disc) mean? This condition occurs when the intervertebral disc is injured. A spinal disc has a soft center encased by a tough exterior and when some of the soft center pushes out through a crack in the tough exterior, a herniated disc will occur. Most often, it’s the result of just general wear and tear on your discs as you age. Other times, it’s related to physical activity that causes a rupture with a twist or strain.

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