Spinal discs are composed of a nucleus and an annulus. The nucleus refers to the gel-like center, while the annulus is the tough exterior. A slipped disc occurs when a portion of the nucleus slips through a tear or rupture in the annulus.
Also known as a herniated disc, a slipped disc can be caused by wear and tear, an injury, or a combination of the two. Let’s take a closer look at the three causes, as well as some additional risk factors.[cta_banner]