Although people often refer to a disc herniation as a slipped disc, the disc doesn’t actually slip out of place. Rather, the term herniation means that the material at the center of the disc has squeezed out of its normal space. This condition mainly affects people between 30 and 40 years old
- Gender. Men between the ages of 20 and 50 are most likely to have a herniated disk.
- Improper lifting. Using your back muscles instead of your legs to lift heavy objects can cause a herniated disk.
- Repetitive activities that strain your spine.
- Frequent driving.
- Sedentary lifestyle.