Causes of Herniated Discs

causes of herniated discs

About 90% of all back injuries involve the lower back, and lower back pain is considered one of the leading causes of herniated discs across the globe.

Herniated discs are a major cause of back injuries and lower back pain across the country. In fact, according to some statistics, about 90% of all back injuries involve the lower back, and lower back pain is considered one of the leading causes of herniated discs across the globe.

Back pain is a serious and is a debilitating condition for Americans. It is estimated that as many as 80% of Americans suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. The pain is not just disabling and debilitating, but can also inflate medical expenses. Every year, Americans spend close to $50 billion in back pain in back injury treatment.

Many of these cases of pain and chronic back and lower back pain, can be linked to herniated discs or bulging discs. Most herniated discs and bulging discs are a result of auto accidents, or slip and fall accidents. In fact, these are the two major causes of herniated discs across the United States.

In some cases, people may not be able to pinpoint the exact reason for the herniated disc. This is often true in the case of workplace injuries and repetitive stress injuries. For instance, a person who works for a long period of time using his back muscles, or suddenly twists his back muscles to pick up an object, or bends or stoops in the wrong manner, can suffer from a herniated disc.  Twisting and turning while lifting can also cause a herniated disc. In fact, herniated discs are very often the cause of lower back pain and back injuries in the workplace.  In the workplace, a sudden traumatic injury to the back or fall can also lead to a herniated disc.

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