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Whats a disk herniation?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Symptom Vs Cause

A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine.
A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, .

In brief: Symptom Vs Cause

A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine.
A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, .
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery

In brief: Soft material

The disks are the soft areas between the bones of the spine.
They can rupture and lead to back pain and nerve pain in the arms or legs mot frequently.

In brief: Soft material

The disks are the soft areas between the bones of the spine.
They can rupture and lead to back pain and nerve pain in the arms or legs mot frequently.
Dr. David Lundin
Dr. David Lundin
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Rupture

The disc is that structure that is placed between each vertebra.
It acts as a cushion that help absorb shocks from the axial loading of the spine. A herniation indicates that the annular or outer fibers of the disc cannot no longer contain the soft nucleus pulposus. It is like a hole in a tube of tooth paste that develope a hole. The paste begin to push out thru the hole onto the nerve.

In brief: Rupture

The disc is that structure that is placed between each vertebra.
It acts as a cushion that help absorb shocks from the axial loading of the spine. A herniation indicates that the annular or outer fibers of the disc cannot no longer contain the soft nucleus pulposus. It is like a hole in a tube of tooth paste that develope a hole. The paste begin to push out thru the hole onto the nerve.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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