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Health Tip: Are You at Risk for a Herniated Disk?

-- A herniated disk occurs when a soft pad between the vertebrae of the spine slips out, pressing against nearby nerves and causing pain.

Here are common risk factors, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

  • Lifting objects incorrectly.
  • Being a smoker.
  • Being overweight.
  • Applying sudden pressure to the spine.
  • Repeated straining of the back muscles.
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Posted: July 2017


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