This condition occurs when the soft center of a spinal disk pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing.

Some herniated discs cause no symptoms. Others can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg.

Not every disc needs intervention. When needed, treatment includes medication, physical therapy, and possibly surgery.

A condition which refers to a problem with the rubbery disk between the spinal bones.

  • spinal disc herniation

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

< 0
Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

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