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How do you know if bad back nerve or disc?
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends on symptoms
Disc problems can cause back or neck pain, arm or leg pain (if a nerve is pinched), or can be asymptomatic.
Nerves in the back usually don't "go bad" without a reason. This can include external pressure from discs, bone spurs, tumors, or other rarer problems.

In brief: Depends on symptoms
Disc problems can cause back or neck pain, arm or leg pain (if a nerve is pinched), or can be asymptomatic.
Nerves in the back usually don't "go bad" without a reason. This can include external pressure from discs, bone spurs, tumors, or other rarer problems.
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