You might have heard the terms slipped disc and bulging disc before. Chances are, you might not know that both are not the same thing. Both conditions affect your spine, but they are actually two different conditions. So, what’s the difference? Let’s take a look at what you should know about a slipped disc and a bulging disc to find out the difference.

What is a slipped disc?

A slipped disc, also known as herniated or prolapsed disc, is a problem that occurs to one of the cushions (disc) between the series of bones (vertebrae) that stack to make your spine. These discs protect your bones by absorbing the shocks they experience from daily activities, such as walking, twisting, and lifting. Each disc comes with two parts: a tough, rubbery outer ring (annulus) and a soft, jelly-like inner part (nucleus). Then the inner portion of the disc can push