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Acute disc prolapses are - more often than not - triggered by abrupt movements or by lifting heavy objects. However, the primary cause is usually age-related wear and tear, or a hereditary weakness of the intervertebral disc tissue. The intervertebral disc consists of a soft elastic ring acting as a cushion between the individual vertebrae. In cases of acute disc prolapse, the disc bulges back and thereby causes a painful stimulus on the surrounding nerve roots. If it is impossible to obtain relief by way of conservative, i.e. non-surgical therapy (e.g. physiotherapy or pharmacotherapy), contemporary surgical techniques are available to relieve the pressure on the nerve roots.