A Herniated disc is a fairly common structural issue that is often the cause of chronic pain conditions. The spine is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. Between each vertebra is a disc that is made up a soft core surrounded by a fibrous outer layer. This structure is what allows the spine to be flexible. When one of the discs is torn or otherwise damaged, however, the soft inner core can start leaking out, leading to what is known as a herniated disc.

What Causes A Herniated Disc?

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A candy is representing a herniated disc

In most cases, a herniated disc is not caused by just one situation. For the most part, the discs are durable and respond well to outside force