A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, is a medical condition where the gel-like center of a spinal disc protrudes through a weak or torn outer layer. This can lead to pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain, weakness, or numbness in the affected area.
Most commonly Herniated discs occur in the lower back, but can also occur in the neck. They can be caused by aging, wear and tear, or injury. Symptoms can vary depending on the location of the herniated disc and the degree of pressure on the nerves but can include back pain, leg pain, arm pain, muscle weakness, or numbness and tingling in the affected area.
Herniated disc Treatment
Treatment for a herniated disc can include rest, physical therapy, medication, and in some cases, surgery. Your doctor can help you determine the best treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and circumstances.