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Spinal disc herniation is what?
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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
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Disc Bulge
A disc herniation is a bulge of the disc.
The position of the disc bulge/herniation and its impact on the spinal cord or nerve root that is important. Think of the disc as a tube of toothpaste with a hole, the tube as the annulus or outside of the disc and the paste as the nucleus, the inside of the disc. With a hole in the tube the paste begin to ooze out just like the disc nucleus.

In brief: Disc Bulge
A disc herniation is a bulge of the disc.
The position of the disc bulge/herniation and its impact on the spinal cord or nerve root that is important. Think of the disc as a tube of toothpaste with a hole, the tube as the annulus or outside of the disc and the paste as the nucleus, the inside of the disc. With a hole in the tube the paste begin to ooze out just like the disc nucleus.
Dr. Will Moorehead
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