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Can a herniated disc be hereditary?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to Say
Some families have predisposition for back ailments, but hard to say if disc herniation specifically is related to genetics.

In brief: Hard to Say
Some families have predisposition for back ailments, but hard to say if disc herniation specifically is related to genetics.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Although genetics may make someone more prone to having a herniated disc (posture, ligamentous laxity, muscle strength, etc) the actual disc herniation is usually from injury or trauma.

In brief: Not really
Although genetics may make someone more prone to having a herniated disc (posture, ligamentous laxity, muscle strength, etc) the actual disc herniation is usually from injury or trauma.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Don't think so but..
Chronic back pain is a very common problem for which herniated disc account a large proportion.
We inherit some predisposition to osteoporosis and to osteoarthritis. If you find it common in your nearest family then you may have a predisposition. Herniated disks require some type of injury or trauma.

In brief: Don't think so but..
Chronic back pain is a very common problem for which herniated disc account a large proportion.
We inherit some predisposition to osteoporosis and to osteoarthritis. If you find it common in your nearest family then you may have a predisposition. Herniated disks require some type of injury or trauma.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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