Herniated Disc In Lower Back – The Hidden Cause of Herniated Discs and How to Cure them Without Medication or Surgery http://Natural-Alternative-Therapies.com/ If you were diagnosed with a herniated disc in lower back, or a ruptured disc, prolapsed disc or bulging disc – these terms mean the same thing; it just depends who you were talking to. A disc herniates or ruptures when part of the jelly center "gets out" of the disc into the spinal canal, and causes pressure on the nerves. If you have a bulging disc, it means that this jelly matter didn't completely go through the outer wall of the disc. How does this make you feel? Mostly – back and leg pain. The most common symptom of herniated discs id called "sciatica" – a sharp and shooting pain beginning in the buttocks and continues down one of your legs. You may also feel weakness in your legs, a burning pain in your lower back, a "pins and needles" sensation in one leg and even loss of bladder control (in this case you must go to the doctor immediately). The Hidden Cause of Herniated Disc in Lower Back There are a few well known causes for herniation in the discs, such as trauma, aging, being overweight, improper lifting (either at work or at the gym) and the decrease of water in the discs (as we age). But the main cause for disc herniation (and you won't hear this from your doctor) – is muscle imbalances. These muscle imbalances, also called postural dysfunctions, put too much pressure on the disc that will cause increased wear and tear over time. Eventually, the weak spot will "collapse" and make contact with the nerve outside the disc, causing you some serious pain. Most common treatments, the ones that your doctor probably talked to you are: 1. Ice/heat 2. Electrical stimulation 3. Cortisone injection 4. Anti inflammatory medication 5. Back Surgery Why Do These Treatments Usually Fail? While these options may give you some relief, most of the time it's a temporary relief. The worst part of it is that they do NOT treat the Root Cause of the problem - muscle imbalances. If you don't treat the root cause - A real and permanent cure cannot be achieved (does that make sense to you?) To read the rest of this article – Click Here – Right Now!