The disks between the vertebrae are liable to displacement when put under strain.
Lifting may produce forces, which can cause a lumbar intervertebral disk to move out of place.
Andrew W. Piasecki, MD, Camden Bone and Joint, LLC, Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine, Camden, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.