5 Major Causes of Herniated (Slipped) Disk – Symptoms & Treatment

Your spine is made up of several vertebrae (bones) that line up along the spinal cord in sets. To avoid friction between the bones, the vertebrae are separated by discs, which cushion or protect the different bones. The discs feature a strong outer covering with a soft center known as nucleus. For various reasons, the outer covering of the discs can tear, making the nucleus (soft jelly at the center)