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Herniated Disc Pain


Herniated disc pain refers to discomfort or pain caused by a herniation or rupture of an intervertebral disc in the spine. Intervertebral discs are the cushions between the vertebrae that provide shock absorption and flexibility to the spine. A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner material of the disc pushes through a tear or crack in the tough outer layer, potentially pressing against spinal nerves.

The pain from a herniated disc can vary depending on the location and severity of the herniation. It often leads to localized pain at the site of the herniation, as well as pain that can radiate along the pathway of the compressed nerve. This radiating pain can extend into the arms or legs, causing numbness, tingling, or weakness in those areas. Commonly, a herniated disc in the lower back can lead to sciatica-like symptoms down the leg.

Herniated disc pain might worsen with movements that involve the spine, such as bending, lifting, or twisting. Diagnosis involves a medical evaluation and potentially imaging tests to confirm the herniation and its impact on nearby structures. Treatment options can include rest, pain-relief medications, physical therapy, exercises to strengthen the core muscles, and in severe cases, surgical procedures to alleviate pressure on the compressed nerve or repair the herniated disc.

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    Dr. Jeff Rosenberg has been practicing for 29 years and operates a boutique chiropractic office in midtown Manhattan.

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