In many cases, it is not possible to prevent a herniated disk. However, if you have suffered from a herniated disk in the past, you may be able to decrease your chances of it happening again by:
Avoiding activities that require heavy lifting or repetitive bending
Practicing good posture
Maintaining a healthy weight
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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