A form of back pain is a slipped disk and it affect up o 80 percent of people.It can be painful and normally affects the lower back, causing pain in the legs.
Human spine is made up of a series of stacked bones known as vertebrae and each bone is cushioned by disks that protect the bones from:
Causesage as the outer ring of the disk becomes worn, torn and weakaging soft inner part of the disk slips outtwisting, turning or lifting heavy objectsoverweightweak muscles from little movement or exercise can also increase the risk for a herniated disk.
Symptomsmost herniated disks appear in the lower backsome occur in the neckit can be painfularm and/or leg painshoulder and/or arm painnumbness or tinglingweakness. You might experience a weakness that causes you to stumble, or you might have trouble lifting or holding things in your arms.
If you recognize any of these signs:make an appointment with your doctor to talk about your symptomsyou might need over-the-counter drugs, cortisone injections or muscle relaxantsdoctor might also suggest physical therapy to help manage the pain or even surgery to remove the part of the disk that's sticking out and causing the problems.