Cause of Disc Herniation

Cause of Disc Herniation

The weight of the upper body, which always puts loads on the lower back causes a lot of mechanical stress and strain on lower back of human body. Supporting all that upper body weight is the spine, which is made up of more 33 small bones called vertebrae stacked one on top of the other. A spongy piece of cartilage, called a disc, sits between each vertebra. It acts as a shock absorber, preventing the bony vertebrae from grinding against one another. There are many causes of herniated disc, common causes include

  • wear and tear on the spine
  • injury
  • a combination of injury & degeneration

Due to aging process, diseases of bone and disc or above mentioned causes, lower back acts as a target area for pain,

Aging process, diseases of bone and disc, injury causes degeneration of discs and makes the lower back as a target area for pain.

Other related topics: Stages of Disc Herniation , Treatment of Herniated Disc