People often experience lower back pain and assume it’s just a side effect of their sedentary or heavy-lifting job. Although many things can cause and contribute to lower back pain, it’s possible that a herniated disc may be the culprit.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
Herniated discs are commonly referred to as slipped or ruptured discs. The human spine is made up of small flexible discs located between each vertebra. These discs enable the spine to twist, bend, and move with ease. These discs are often compared to jelly-filled doughnuts, because they are filled with a gel-like substance surrounded by a tougher exterior.