What is a Slipped Disc?

A slipped disc, known medically as a prolapsed disc, occurs when the hard, outer portion of the disc weakens and allows the soft inner portion to leak through, oftentimes compressing or irritating sensitive spinal nerves as a result.

Some slipped discs don’t cause any pain at all and treatment is only required if ongoing pain is experienced or if the discomfort begins to interfere and affect a patient’s quality of life.

hernitated disc causes and symptoms

Slipped Disc Symptoms

  • Severe pain (almost always located on one side of the body)
  • Radiating pain down into the legs or into the calves or feet
  • Tingling or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Numbness or weakness in the buttocks, legs or feet
  • Unexplained pain that worsens at night

Slipped Disc Causes

  • Repeated improper movements, due to sports, improper lifting and even too much sitting
  • Unexpected or sudden injury, trauma or accident
  • Natural aging process
  • Smoking
  • Obesity and lack of exercise

Slipped Disc Treatments

Read about all the Possible Slipped Disc Treatments & Procedures