Herniated discs are a very frequent injury in longtime jiu-jiteiros. In general any kind of spinal injury or malformation is enough to concern anyone with rudimentary medical knowledge. But is it really all that gloomy?
One Brazilian study in 2015 found that out of 72 participants, 36 competitive and 36 recreational, chronic back pain was present in close to 81% of athletes (Reis, et al.).
Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp & Brad Heineck discuss information you should know if you have a herniated disc or even a bulging disc in this very interesting short clip below.