We all have suffered a back pain at some point, and usually we tend to just ignore it or rest for a while to help ease the pain. But did you know that sudden and severe back pain could be a sign of something much more serious? Slipped disc is one such condition.DrAmitabh Gupta, Neuro and Spine Surgeon, Indian Spinal Injury Center, New Delhi, tells us about the condition, how it happens and what you can do to remedy it. Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of back pain.
A spinal disk is a cushiony body that lies between two vertebrae, and acts like a shock absorber. It is a pivot between the vertebrae and is formed from soft collagen. Whenever there is any pressure, distortion or injury to the spine, it leads to a slipped disc. (Read: Can I lift weights and exercise with sciatica (lower back pain)?)