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The spine is made up of hollow bones called vertebrae. The
nerves that run from the brain to the limbs are housed within the
hollow tunnel called the spinal canal.
Between vertebrae are the vertebral discs that are made of tough
elastic material and act as shock absorbers allowing the spine to
bend and twist naturally.
These discs can degenerate and become weak with age or due to an
Disc Prolapse happens when the soft inner material of the
vertebral disc bulges or bursts through the outer lining of
cartilage and puts pressure on the spinal nerve.
This irritation causes constant back and leg pain.
Muscle spasms also occur when the spinal nerves are irritated or
Prolapsed discs are common in people who spend a lot of time in
stationery sitting positions, like truck drivers.
The condition is also common among people who are involved in
tasks that require a lot of twisting and turning of the back and
Disc Prolapse - Medication & Treatment
Extended bed rest
Get facts on this common condition characterized by widespread pain
in tender points across the body.