We’ve All Heard About Slipped Discs. It Turns Out Vertebral Discs Don’t Slip Out of Place.
The name slipped disc is a misnomer as the disc does not slip out of place. It is firmly supported in its place surrounded by tissues and strong ligaments. Slipped disc is used to refer to a condition where the disc loses its shape and/or consistency and either the central jelly-like material of the disc leaks or bulges out. This can lead to irritation or pressure on the nerves in the spine and the pain travelling down to the legs or arms. What would your life be like without