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Does a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

A sipped or herniated disc doesn't make the body look any different unless the patient finds the pain to be less if they position themselves in an unusual way.

In brief: No

A sipped or herniated disc doesn't make the body look any different unless the patient finds the pain to be less if they position themselves in an unusual way.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No this not a spinal deformity.

In brief: No

No this not a spinal deformity.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: It can

Sometimes a disc herniation will cause you to posture in such a way to relieve some body load across that disc.
This can cause a functional scoliosis looking like the spine is curved rather than what is the typical or structural scoliosis; it can cause a sciatic shift in which the pelvis/hips appear to go sideways one way and the body the other and sometimes a flexed or stooped over posture.

In brief: It can

Sometimes a disc herniation will cause you to posture in such a way to relieve some body load across that disc.
This can cause a functional scoliosis looking like the spine is curved rather than what is the typical or structural scoliosis; it can cause a sciatic shift in which the pelvis/hips appear to go sideways one way and the body the other and sometimes a flexed or stooped over posture.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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