Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.
I am also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and an American Posture Institute
Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist.
Today we are going to learn about lower back pain and its relation to your spinal discs
which are the cartilage pads or shock-absorbers between each pair of vertebrae throughout your
The unfortunate thing is that almost every single person will experience low back pain at least once in their lives, to one degree or another. I am seeing kids in my clinic who are only 10 years old and they are already complaining of back pain.
And due to lack of proper attention and continual postural collapse, this becomes a chronic problem for a lot of people.
Regarding your spinal discs, there is no real such thing as a slipped disc. Discs are firmly attached to the vertebra above and below. The two most common things that can happen to a spinal discs are they can decay or degenerate (this we have discussed many times before), and they can bulge or herniate.
We have learned already that posture distortions in the lower back and pelvis can cause decaying discs, but they can also cause bulging discs in the lower back as well.
If you suffer from back pain, try this simple test to see if it may be related to your spinal discs.
When you bend forwards at the waist and this seems to offer you some relief, you most likely have a decaying disc(s).