A herniated disc can produce lower back pain and/or leg pain (sciatica) or less often neck pain and/or arm pain as a result of the disc’s soft, inner core extruding through its tough, outer core, and coming in contact with and irritating a nearby spinal nerve. A herniated disc may be effectively treated with pain medications, injections, chiropractic care, physical therapy and exercise, or require surgery for symptoms that have been unresponsive to non-surgical care.
- Herniated Disc Health Center – Spine-health.com
- What’s a Herniated Disc, Pinched Nerve, Bulging Disc…? – Spine-health.com article
- Lumbar Herniated Disc Video – Spine-health.com
- Cervical Herniated Disc Video – Spine-health.com
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