An elderly woman slipped in the bathroom and had severe pain in her lower back.

Question:

An elderly woman slipped in the bathroom and had severe pain in her lower back. After X-ray examination doctors told her it is due to a slipped disc. What does that mean? How does it affect our health?

Solution:

A slipped disc is a condition in which the intervertebral disc is displaced from its original position. It affects by causing muscle weakness. It can cause numbness of the

body and pain in the muscles of arms and legs and lower back. It feels difficulty in walking and standing for a while. It would cause burning and tingling sense along with

severe pain. It can also cause permanent nerve damage and paralysis if it remains untreated.

 

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