While you might experience the slipped disc as a result of bending, jumping, squatting or engaging in another type of movement, this can then raise the question as to why you don’t always feel pain during those movements.
Why did this particular occasion trigger a bulging disc?
While there are many answers to that question – and you may never know the answer for sure – one common answer is just ‘time’. That is to say that wear and tear can occur over time, making your discs more and more susceptible to damage and eventually leading to your disc rupturing, moving, or otherwise becoming damaged.
As we get older then, our chances of rupture become increasingly great.