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What are symptoms of herniated disk?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Believe it or not many herniated discs cause no symptoms at all.
If the herniation irritates or compresses a nearby spinal nerve root, people will often report back and leg pain on the side of the herniation. Depending on which disc herniates, the pain can occur on the front, side or back of the thigh and leg and can go down into the foot. Some people will have weakness and numbness.

In brief: Depends
Believe it or not many herniated discs cause no symptoms at all.
If the herniation irritates or compresses a nearby spinal nerve root, people will often report back and leg pain on the side of the herniation. Depending on which disc herniates, the pain can occur on the front, side or back of the thigh and leg and can go down into the foot. Some people will have weakness and numbness.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Renato Bosita
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Back / arm/leg Pain
The most frequent symptom of a herniated disc in the lower back is pain radiating from this region into one or both of the legs.
Similarly, in the cervical spine, pain radiates into the arms.

In brief: Back / arm/leg Pain
The most frequent symptom of a herniated disc in the lower back is pain radiating from this region into one or both of the legs.
Similarly, in the cervical spine, pain radiates into the arms.
Dr. Renato Bosita
Dr. Renato Bosita
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