Disc Herniation

When significant amount of disc content/fluid pushes/protrudes out close to nearby nerve roots, this causes significant pain, numbness and tingling.  Patient often experience radiculopathy which is radiating pain to either arms or legs depending on location of disc herniation accompanied with numbness, tingling and even weakness.  Diagnosis is usually made with history taking, examination, MRI and nerve conduction test.  Treatment includes pain medications, muscle relaxants, steroid injections, physical therapy, epidural injections, surgery.

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