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Do herniated disks always cause pain?
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Disc herniations do not have to be symptomatic.
They may sometimes not cause any symptoms.

In brief: No
Disc herniations do not have to be symptomatic.
They may sometimes not cause any symptoms.
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: No
A herniated disk is a term often used to describe MRI images and can be present without symptoms.
A herniated disk on MRI must be correlated to a patient's symptoms. Symptomatic herniated disks most often present as shooting nerve pain down the arm or leg on the side of the herniation.

In brief: No
A herniated disk is a term often used to describe MRI images and can be present without symptoms.
A herniated disk on MRI must be correlated to a patient's symptoms. Symptomatic herniated disks most often present as shooting nerve pain down the arm or leg on the side of the herniation.
Dr. Stan Lee
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