Overview of Herniated Disc
The backbone is made up of vertebrae that are separated by spongy discs. When the tough outer lining of a disc begins to wear out, the soft center of the disc can push out, causing a herniated Disc. The disc may then press on the nerve roots located just behind the Disc space. This can cause pain, weakness, numbness or changes in sensation.
Read more information about herniated Disc symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
Herniated Disc Treatment
Typically, therapies like medication and pain management are the first line of treatment to manage a herniated disc. If these treatments don't work, you may need surgery to remove the herniated disc.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of herniated Disc and personal preferences. Options may include: