(HealthDay News) -- A herniated spinal disk may cause significant pain and discomfort as the disk matter presses on a nearby nerve.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common risk factors for a herniated disk:
- Lifting a heavy object improperly.
- Being a smoker.
- Being overweight, which adds strain to the disks of the lower back.
- Engaging in repetitive activities that stress the lower back.
-- Diana Kohnle
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