Advanced Wellness: Herniated Discs

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HERNIATED DISCS WHAT’S THE CAUSE OF YOUR BACK PAIN? Vol 2. Ed. 11

Do you suffer from back or neck pain? At times this pain can radiate, indicating a potential problem with your discs. The bones in your spine are called the vertebrae. The vertebrae are held together and in place by ligaments and small discs that act as shock absorbers. These control your spine’s range of movement and flexibility, as well as keep the spinal cord safe from damage. However, when a disc is damaged, the inside can squeeze out of place and either bulge or herniate, leaving the spinal nerves susceptible to damage. When this occurs, the result is called a herniated, slipped,

or ruptured disc. (continued inside)

Inside:

• Herniated Discs • Clinician Spotlight • Is That Thigh Pain Really Sciatica? • Tips For Sitting At Work

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