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can i have a herniated disc and not have any symptoms?

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Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: A herniated disk is a term often used to describe MRI images and can be present without symptoms. A herniated disk on MRI must be correlated to a patient's symptoms. Symptomatic herniated disks most often present as shooting nerve pain down the arm or leg on the side of the herniation.
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
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