There are pads that absorb the shock and act as protection between the spine bones. They are called discs. There may be times when they slip their location and cause a spinal disc herniation or disc bulge. This may occur due to faulty postures adopted by persons habitually, old age or certain injuries. People in the age group of 35 to 55 are most vulnerable to this problem as the water content and elasticity gradually decreases over time. Stress, diet, lifestyle changes may bring about this condition in youngsters too.The pain may be pulsating or continuous and specific to a particular part of the body.
Ayurveda refers to this disease as a problem due to vata dohsa. Ayurveda aims at restoring the equilibrium through rejuvenation therapies and massages.