Who is more likely to suffer from herniated disc?

Centro de la columna Vertebral: February 14th, 2019

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Who is more likely to suffer from herniated disc?

While almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives, there is a percentage of people who are more likely to suffer from herniated disc.. Take this information into account and if you find yourself in any of the risk groups, go to a specialist for any symptoms.

Who is more likely to suffer from herniated disc?

Overweight-obese people

Overweight and obesity are risk factors for developing a herniated disc. This is because the increase in body weight rises up the load on vertebrae, muscles and tissues which support the spinal column. When this condition exists, an unintentional movement can cause a portion of the pulposus nucleus of the intervertebral discs pop out, causing pressure on the nerves that cross that area and causing an intense and disabling g pain. In that case, it would be fundamental to have a weight control, besides to the treatment of the hernia.


Even if worldwide the prevalence is higher among men, in the specific case of Mexico there are studies that indicate that women are more affected by herniated discs. About 55 % of the cases are among women, which may be due to genetic factors. However, the presence of a hernia cannot be ruled out among men who manifest symptoms of back pain, especially in the lower back.

People under 45 years of age

The presence of a herniated disc is common among people between the ages 30 and 45 who suffer from chronic back pain. When they overcome this age, it is more likely that the cause is degeneration of the intervertebral discs, which can also be known as “spinal column wear”. It is important to clarify that this “wear” can also cause a herniated disc, but the underlying cause is different and its clinical treatment can vary.


  • • People who do heavy work or lift heavy things.
  • • People who have had accidents or significant falls.

Go to a consultation at CCV

Now that you know who is more likely to suffer from herniated disc you will be more aware of this condition. Do not ignore these back discomforts. Come to a consultation it any of our clinics to obtain a professional medical diagnosis and treatment without surgery to restore your health.

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“The information provided in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replace medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Méndez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license 602691.”

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