Most people have had or know someone that has been told that they have a ‘Slipped Disc’.
Lots of health and medical professionals explain to patients that this has happened but actually don’t explain that its just old terminology. That is, you physically CANNOT slip the disc in your back. The main two reasons for this are:
1. There is a ligament in the front of your spine (anterior longitudinal ligament) that helps to maintain the structural integrity of your spine.
2. Another ligament is positioned at the back of your spine (posterior longitudinal ligament) that also maintains the structural integrity of your spin, therefor you disc will never actually slip.
These two ligaments work with each other to support the spine in forward and backward movements, they prevent the disc slipping out of their positions and popping out.
What actually can happen is that your disc can get inflamed and in more severe cases get a bulge or even rupture. This can affect the nerve associated with the disc and cause pain - but remember your disc isn’t slipped!
The key is to work out if it is a disc issue and what caused the the disc issue in the first place.
It could be because some part of your body is trying to do the job that your unstable back is not doing, creating an imbalance and compensation.
Treating the site of pain will work initially however having someone take a 'whole body approach’ will in work out your underlying problem.
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