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How can a herniated disks be causing this much back pain?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
In brief: Intense pain
Having had a few of those myself i can say that the pain can be intense to say the least.
The tissue around the disc tears and that alone can cause pain. When a disc hits a nerve in the back the pain is also intense. Disc material does not belong in the canal and its very presence there will cause inflammation so all of the about make the pain intense. Hang in there as it usually gets better.

In brief: Intense pain
Having had a few of those myself i can say that the pain can be intense to say the least.
The tissue around the disc tears and that alone can cause pain. When a disc hits a nerve in the back the pain is also intense. Disc material does not belong in the canal and its very presence there will cause inflammation so all of the about make the pain intense. Hang in there as it usually gets better.
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