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A herniated disc usually is caused by wear and tear of the disc (also called disc degeneration). As we age, our vertebral discs lose some of the...
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The doctor will suspect a herniated disc when symptoms are present. The neurologic examination can reveal abnormal reflexes. Often pain can be...
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Symptoms of a herniated disc vary greatly depending on the position of the herniated disc and the size of the herniation. If the herniated disc...
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The symptoms of a herniated disc depend on the exact level of the spine where the disc herniation occurs and whether or not nerve tissue is being...
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The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock...
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There are various risk factors for a herniated disc. Risk factors that you cannot changeThere are some things you cannot change. But if you know...
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If no symptoms are present, no particular treatment is necessary. Depending on the severity of symptoms, treatments for a herniated disc include...
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Each disc of the spine is designed much like a jelly donut. As the disc degenerates from age or injury, the softer central portion can rupture...
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The gradual wearing out of spinal discs is a natural part of aging that can often lead to a herniated disc. However, only a few people who have...
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Medicine is often used to treat pain caused by a herniated disc. Although medicine does not cure a herniated disc, it may reduce inflammation and...
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Measures that may help prevent low back pain or a herniated disc include:Maintaining a healthy body weight. This may reduce the load on your lower...
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This is really something you need to check with your doctor because I do not know the details of your herniated disc. If you are still in pain, then...
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Initial examinationYour doctor will evaluate your symptoms of leg and back pain using a medical history and physical examination. Your diagnosis will...
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Home treatment can help relieve symptoms caused by a herniated disc. Home treatment can also strengthen your back, which may help prevent further...
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Your symptoms are very charecteristic of "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome". and what may also be called "Trigger Finger".  My concern...