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Can a herniated disc lead to other medical issues?

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In brief: Yes

It can lead to muscle weakness, burning, numbness depending on which disc is involved.

In brief: Yes

It can lead to muscle weakness, burning, numbness depending on which disc is involved.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Latisha Smith
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In brief: Yes

When a herniated disc causes pain we tend to limit activity to avoid worsening the pain.
This can result in weight gain from inactivity and the problems associated with obesity. Also if a herniated disc pinches a nerve, permanent numbness and possibly weakness of the affected leg could result.

In brief: Yes

When a herniated disc causes pain we tend to limit activity to avoid worsening the pain.
This can result in weight gain from inactivity and the problems associated with obesity. Also if a herniated disc pinches a nerve, permanent numbness and possibly weakness of the affected leg could result.
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