Slip disc is a type of back pain. In slip disc, in addition to the pain on low back, pain also radiate down the leg.
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Pulling sensation on leg and tingling sensation are some of its common symptoms.
If you are also suffering from low back pain, then do watch this video till the end and try to understand your pain. If you understand your pain you can take appropriate precautions to cure it or prevent it.
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The common complain in slip disc is pain on low back and leg. Pulling sensation on back of the leg, tingling like sensation on leg and foot. In severe cases suffere also complain of numbness on foot.
It usually happens during lifting heavy weight in a wrong posture or bending forward. During jerk on low back when riding motor bikes or jumping from a height.
Slip disc means slip of or displacement of disc from its place.
Slip disc is also known by other names such as prolapsed intervertebral disc and disc hernia.
Friends, disc gets displaced from its original place. But, what this disc actually is? Where it is present on our body, what are it's function?
Disc or Intervertebral disc is present on vertebrae.
Our body has 26 vertebrae. When we stand or sit, this vertebrae helps our body to keep it straight and erect.
Between each two vertebrae is present disc. These are very soft gel like material which acts like a shock absorber.
When we bend, twist or jump, this disc act like a shock absorber and prevent any damage to internal organ.
With vertebrae comes the spinal cord. Spinal nerve comes out from spinal cord and supplies to the other body parts like hands and legs.
With slightest of displacement of disc, this causes disc to exert pressure upon nerve which results in back pain.
In lumbar slip disc, it occurs around low back. The common region are L4-5 and L5-S1.
With lumbar slip disc, it exerts pressure on the nerve which comes out of the low back and travels down the leg.
This cause low back pain to radiate down the leg passing through behind the thighs and leg till the foot.
Friends, prevention and treatment of slip disc is possible. In the next video we will cover some important home tips and precautions which you can easily follow at home.
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