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Disc degeneration is a part of aging, but not everyone will develop pain or exhibit remarkable symptoms. When one ages, disc become more brittle due to the progressive loss of water within, and the ligaments that hold it in place also begin to weaken. As this degeneration progresses, a single excessive strain or injury may cause a herniated disc.

Occupational hazard is one of the many factors that increase the risk of herniated disc. People with physically demanding jobs who need to lift, carry or push heavy objects frequently, are at a greater risk for disc herniation, as the weight tends to exert pressure on the back, causing herniation.

Moving a heavy object from one place to another at home is very common to most of us, but lifting with a poor posture such as with a rounded back, can also increase the risk for a herniated disc.

Bad working positions such as prolonged sitting may increase the strain on the lumbar spinal disc. When one specific position (either sitting or standing) is maintained over a long period of time, the muscles work statically and will overstrain the muscles.

Address the problem before it gets out of hand. If you are unable to change your working positions, you should set aside time for rest and restitution.