A herniated disc can be caused by a number of different factors, including the natural effects of aging, injury or trauma. If we experience a fall or other serious injury, your spine might be impacted, and this can apply pressure to your spinal discs, forming a herniated disc.
When we get older, we naturally start to lose some of the fluid in our spinal discs — this fluid gives them less “bounce,” and can lead to further deterioration of the discs.
Any condition which adds pressure to the spine can cause a herniated disc to form, including:
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Repetitive motion or heavy lifting