A herniated disc is a spinal injury known to be one of the most common causes of severe back pain. It is also referred to as a bulging, slipped, or collapsed disc. Essentially, the condition refers to the intervertebral discs that have become weakened and start pressing on the spinal cord.
Bulging discs can affect both the neck’s cervical spine and the lumbar region in the lower back. Injury, poor posture, or wear and tear can weaken a disc’s integrity causing it to lose its shape. When this happens, the disc may bulge and put pressure on the nerves in the spinal canal. Herniated discs can cause a lot of pain, impacting the daily routine of the individual and overall quality of life.