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Back pain – disc prolapse



A disc injury is not an injury that occurs in one go. A disc prolapse is caused by cumulative micro-traumas to the inter-vertebral disc over a long period of time, until the disc can no longer handle the stresses placed upon it. (Extremely high forces are required for an acute single- trauma prolapse to occur – i.e. a severe car accident.)

The most common area for a disc to prolapse or ‘slip’ is in the lumbar spine (lower back) or cervical spine (neck). The discs are weakest around the 4–5 and 7–8 o’clock portions, commonly referred to as the ‘postero-lateral’ portions. The position that places the most stress and pressure on the inter-vertebral discs is when flexion (bending forwards), side bending and rotation are combined. (Imagine someone sitting on a chair and then attempting to tie one of their shoe laces.)

In this ebook, you will learn about;

  • What causes a prolapsed disc
  • What the symptoms of a prolapsed disc are
  • What can you do to help yourself
  • How you will be treated with a prolapsed disc

Download your free copy of Disc Prolapsed now.

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