When I looked for what people commonly refer to as ‘slipped discs’ on Wiley, the online academic journal library, this is what I got:
“Quantitative description and analysis of earthquake-induced deformation zones along strike-slip and dip-slip faults” in JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: SOLID EARTH (1978–2012), Volume 115, Issue B3, March 2010, Wen-Jeng Huang and Arvid M. Johnson.

Though in many ways this does describe the pain we feel, it is a bit off course! Why? Because there is no such things as a slipped disc.

So, what is a ‘slipped disc’? And more importantly, can it be treated effectively?