A slipped disc occurs when the outer ring becomes weak or torn and allows the inner portion to slip out. This can happen with age. Certain motions may also cause a slipped disc. A disc can slip out of place while you are twisting or turning to lift an object. Lifting a very large, heavy object can place great strain on the lower back, resulting in a slipped disc. If you have a very physically demanding job that requires a lot of lifting, you may be at increased risk for slipped discs.
It is more likely to happen as a person grow older, disc degeneration and weak muscles that may cause a slipped.
The risk of getting a slipped disc will be higher for individuals that are overweight, because their discs must support the additional weight.
Using the wrong group of muscles may cause a slipped disc as well. For instance, we should use our leg and thigh muscles to lift heavy things instead of using the back muscles, that may cause a slipped disc easily by twisting and turning while lifting.
Falling from a certain height may cause a slipped disc too.
Treatment & Prevention
Use a correct posture to lift anything on the floor. For example, bend the knees to squat down, then straighten both legs to lift; instead of bending the waist to lift.
Maintain a balanced diet to keep the body weight on a healthy range.
Stand up and do some simple stretches after sitting for some period of time.
Regular exercises to strengthen the back muscles, legs, and abdomen. This will help to stabilizes and support the spine.
Gonstead chiropractic treatment
When to see a chiropractor
When the pain or discomfort of a slipped disc is affecting your daily activities.
In this video, it shows how DC Michiko Liew fixed a slipped disc patient.
In this video, it shows how DC Joanne Choo fixed a slipped disc patient.
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