5 Need-to-Know Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
A herniated disc located in the lower back can cause pain that radiates down the leg. Because much of this pain often comes from the compression of the sciatic nerve, it's known as sciatica. Pain might center in one area
You should call your doctor if you experience any pain running down your arms or legs. In diagnosing a herniated disc, a doctor is more likely to rely on his observation and your report of your symptoms than on imaging tests. While many slipped discs can be treated with physical therapy and exercise programs, surgery is required sometimes to prevent permanent spinal or nerve damage.