Disc Displacement

Disc displacement occurs when a disc has fallen out of its alignment in the backbone (spine). A spinal disc provides cushioning from daily activity while keeping the bones (vertebrae) separated. When a disc becomes displaced, it is no longer able to provide that cushioning in between the vertebrae. This causes daily tasks to be extremely painful from the lack of cushioning and difficult to complete.

Most frequently, disc displacement occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine), leading to chronic lower back pain. Disc displacement is a serious condition, and if you suffer from chronic pain that stems from it, you need to consult a doctor for a specific treatment plan. If it is not treated appropriately, it can lead to pain that is so bad that it disables a person, unable to move and perform everyday tasks.