Slip Disc and Back Pain Treatment in Jaipur
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What is Slip Disc or Back Pain?
A slipped disc occurs when the central jelly-like substance bulges out through the circle of connective tissue. This protrusion may press on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots, giving rise to severe pain and restricted movement. However, it is worthwhile noting that over 20% of the India population have slipped discs at any one time that they are not even aware of because they are not pressing on the spinal cord or on nerve roots and are, therefore, causing no discomfort.
What causes a slipped disc?
A slipped disc can occur for a number of reasons.
- It is often seen following trauma such as a road traffic accident or an injury from a fall. More often than not, however, slipped discs occur as a result of advancing age. The general wear and tear on the circle of connective tissue cause it to weaken and allows the soft jelly-like core to swell and bulge out.
- There is some evidence to suggest that very hard physical labour over a prolonged period of time can increase the likelihood of a slipped disc.
- Slipped discs almost always happen in the lumbar region (or lower back) and are rarely seen in the chest part of the spine (the thoracic region).