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Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not really
A disc herniation itself won't cause the back to look deformed.
However, if you have a back muscle spasm , due to pain, it can cause you to have a posture that makes your back appear deformed.

In brief: Not really
A disc herniation itself won't cause the back to look deformed.
However, if you have a back muscle spasm , due to pain, it can cause you to have a posture that makes your back appear deformed.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
A painful posturing may make you look like you have a deformity with a symptomatic disc herniation such as creating a spasmodic scoliosis or a shifting of your hips called a sciatic shift.

In brief: Yes
A painful posturing may make you look like you have a deformity with a symptomatic disc herniation such as creating a spasmodic scoliosis or a shifting of your hips called a sciatic shift.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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