5 Need-to-Know Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

May 7th 2016

Leg Pain

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.

Discover the symptoms of herniated discs in various sections of the back. Learn when to seek a doctor's care for pain due to a herniated disc. "MayoClinic.org" Herniated disk symptoms

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