Symptoms Of Disc Herniation
What are Vertebral Discs: The vertebral discs are a two part structure in between each of our spinal bones. The outer (hard) part is the Annulus and the inner (soft) part is the Nucleus Pulposus. The discs allow for movement of our spinal bones and are under constant pressure.
Low back pain
Disc Herniations can cause low back pain, and/or shooting pain into the legs and feet.
Disc Herniations can cause neck pain, and/or shooting pain in the arms and hands.
Disc Herniations can cause pain in the arms and legs that may coupled with numbness and tingling.
How to know if you have a Disc Herniation
Disc Herniations can cause an array of symptoms including (but not limited to): Neck/Low back pain, numbness/tingling in the hands and feet, muscular spasms, burning pain, and muscle weakness. Patients with low back disc herniations often find it painful to perform tasks such as: repetitive bending, mopping, sweeping, lifting, getting up from seated position and others. The definitive tool to diagnose a disc herniation is a MRI.