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Condition / Herniated disc

Herniated disc

Herniated disc (also known as ‘slipped disc’ or ‘prolapsed disc’) is a normal feature age-related degeneration and is very common in people with and without back pain, although it is also commonly attributed to lifting and injuries. It occurs when the fibrous outer layer of the disc tears/ruptures, allowing the inner jelly-like portion of the disc to bulge or protrude outward.