Intervertebral Disc Syndrome

Navigating the maze of Intervertebral Disc Syndrome

A busy lifestyle and the race to win the competition is today’s first priority, even more important than our health. From office hours to enjoying a show on Netflix at home to driving whenever we have to go somewhere, today’s sedentary lifestyle becomes the root cause of many severe health conditions over a period of time no matter if they are short-term difficulties or long-term joint or mental problems and such problem is IVDS. Starting from the title of this blog, you will be finding it odd. IVDS, in its expandable form, is called Intervertebral Disc Syndrome and it is related to our spine joints. 

Sounding a less-talked topic? Let’s explore it more through this blog.  As, this blog helps you understand the concept, its causes, and possible solutions, explore the My Chiro website for our personalized services. 

What is Intervertebral Disc Syndrome? 

Commonly known as “Intervertebral Disc Disease”, Intervertebral Disc Syndrome is a condition that affects the functionality of the joints or discs of our spinal that connect this long bone to the vertebrae resulting in potential discomfort and complications. These discs are the only reason behind the flexibility of our spine because of which we can bend, run, or do any other activity. It also performs as a shock absorber. 

What Causes IVDS? 

So, now if the spine is the main reason for the flexibility of our body, the question arises, what can cause this defect in the spine?  

Intervertebral Disc Syndrome occurs when the inner core of the intervertebral disc which is called the nucleus pulposus, undergoes significant wear and tear for several reasons and its common position gets disturbed. This displacement of the intervertebral discs results in pain, inflammation, and neurological symptoms however there are other reasons for this also for example; aging,  spinal injuries, and genetic predispositions are some of common reasons. Apart from this, our lifestyle and habits like sedentary habits, improper lifting techniques, and poor posture are also responsible for this shift in the vertebrae discs. This condition is mostly witnessed in the cervical (neck) and thoracolumbar (mid to lower back) parts of the spine.

Effective Solutions for  Intervertebral Disc Syndrome

IVDS can be treated by paying attention to your lifestyle habits or through physical therapy at your convenience and the ability to trust yourself in order to perform the activities that can cure IVDS. Let’s take a look at both of them: 

  • Lifestyle Modifications for IVDS: While everyone is imperfect in something your physical posture and progression can be treated with practice over time. These proactive lifestyle modifications include practicing exercise sessions that focus more on core strength and flexibility on a regular basis. Practicing ergonomic adjustments through activities like proper lifting techniques and maintaining good posture can help you reduce the strain and pressure on the spine. 
  • The Role of Physical Therapy: For those, who don’t have that much time to practice daily exercise and yoga at home or are afraid of whether they will be able to do it properly or not, physical therapy can do wonders as it helps in rehabilitation of individuals with the  Intervertebral Disc Syndrome which helps you strengthen the muscles. A qualified physical therapist can tailor a program to address the specific issues of one individual at a time. If you are also interested in Physical Therapy, contact My Chiro today for personalized attention with a trained physical expert. 

Prevention Strategies

Though it can be the result of aging, prevention strategies can perform way more than we can imagine. Adopting habits such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, avoiding prolonged periods of inactivity, and regular check-ups with healthcare professionals, that support a resilient spine can ward off the effects of Intervertebral Disc Syndrome. 


While a sedentary lifestyle has become the norm, getting diagnosed with Intervertebral Disc Syndrome is not a strange thing. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle with the help of exercise sessions and activities that can help the spine move, you can maintain the flexibility of the spine. 

There are many factors that are the cause of IVDS including injuries to posture habits and genetic problems but they can be treated with a proper lifestyle as well as with the help of an expert physical expert. If you are facing any symptoms related to Intervertebral Disc Syndrome, connect with My Chiro for the best therapy sessions under the guidance of the best physical therapists.