Common Disc Problems That Cause Back Pain

When back pain becomes chronic, it’s often the result of problems with the spinal discs. These discs have three main functions:

  • To act as cushioned shock absorbers due to their position between the bony vertebrae.
  • To hold the vertebrae together.
  • To allow for greater mobility due to their cartilaginous quality.

The human body has a total of twenty-three vertebral discs. When any of these discs develop problems, the result is pain ranging from mild to severe, lack of mobility, and difficulty concentrating.

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