Spot a Slipped Disk & Do This

A form of back pain is a slipped disk  and it affect  up o 80 percent of people.It  can be painful and normally affects the lower back, causing pain in the legs.
Human spine is made up of a series of stacked bones known as vertebrae and each bone is cushioned by disks that protect the bones from:

  • shock
  • -daily wear
  • tear from walking, lifting and twisting .

Causes

  • age as the outer ring of the disk becomes worn, torn and weak
  • aging  soft inner part of the disk slips out
  • twisting, turning or lifting heavy objects
  • overweight
  • weak muscles from little movement or exercise can also increase the risk for a herniated disk.
    Symptoms
  • most herniated disks appear in the lower back
  • some occur in the neck
  • it can be painful
  • arm and/or leg pain
  • shoulder and/or arm pain
  • numbness or tingling
  • weakness. You might experience a weakness that causes you to stumble, or you might have trouble lifting or holding things in your arms.

If you recognize any of these signs:

  • make an appointment with your doctor to talk about your symptoms
  • you might need  over-the-counter drugs, cortisone injections or  muscle relaxants
  • doctor might also suggest physical therapy to help manage the pain or even  surgery to remove the part of the disk that’s sticking out and causing the problems.

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