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What distinguishes a slipped disc or just muscle spasms in your back?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Spasms tender

Spams are tender to touch disc give referred leg pain you can't find with your fingers.
Making physical exam most impt sensitive test for muscular back pain.

In brief: Spasms tender

Spams are tender to touch disc give referred leg pain you can't find with your fingers.
Making physical exam most impt sensitive test for muscular back pain.
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