Slip a disc? Back “go out”? Unfortunately, back pain is very common and ~60-80% of us will deal with it at some point. Disc Herniations are one of the most common causes of back pain. Why? Because our body mechanics, core stability, posture and overall movement patterns are not what they used to be. We are sitters who then participate in very intense exercise. OR, we are sitters who sit a little more while watching TV at home. Moderate exercise is not the fad these days.
But one day you go to put on your pants or teach your kid how to ride a bike without training wheels and your back “goes out.” These simple activities have now caused extreme pain. For clarification, nothing slips or goes out in your back. But, the initial pain does feel like something might be broken back there. The good news? Most disc herniations will heal on their own without any surgical intervention.