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Injury or weakness causes the inner portion of a spinal disk to herniate. This is called a slipped disk and can cause discomfort. You can have a slipped disk in any part of your spine, from your neck to your lower back. Read more about symptoms, causes, diagnosis measures, effects on your health, and treatment options.
A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A spinal disk is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior.
A herniated disk is a cause of radiculopathy. This is any disease that affects the spinal nerve roots. Slipped disks occur more often in middle-aged and older men, usually after strenuous activity.
A herniated disc and degenerative disc disease typically occur in the cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (lower back). Disc pain tends to be most common in the lower back, where most of the movement and weight-bearing in the spine occurs. These conditions are uncommon in the mid-back (the thoracic spine).
A slipped disk may cause symptoms such as pain down the back of the leg (sciatica), numbness, or weakness. Read about causes, diagnosis, treatment (surgery, physical therapy), and medications.
A herniated disc would not be a problem if it weren’t for the spinal nerves that are very close to the edge of these cushioning discs. Spinal Discs The spinal disc is a soft …
Read about herniated disc (disc herniation of the spine) symptoms and treatment options, including exercises and surgery. A ruptured disc causes shooting pain in the cervical (neck), thoracic, or lumbar (back) region of the spine.
Thoracic herniated disc. Upper back pain that can radiate into the chest or stomach; back stiffness and muscle weakness; symptoms caused by a herniated disc in the thoracic spine that can also be incorrectly attributed to a …