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Herniated disc

Fight back against low back pain

A single excessive strain or injury can cause a herniated disc in your patients, which can take a toll on quality of life. Disc material degenerates naturally with age, and the ligaments that hold it in place begin to weaken. As this degeneration progresses, a relatively minor strain or twisting movement can cause a disc to rupture.1

Symptoms of a herniated disc in the lower back may include:123

  • Pain in the leg that is often described as sharp and electric shock-like
  • Weakness in the leg, foot and/or toes
  • A shooting pain in the lower back, through the buttocks and down the leg
  • Tingling (“pins-and-needles” sensation) or numbness in the leg, foot and/or toes

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    A common issue

    Each year, up to 2% of people get a herniated disc.4 Herniated discs are a leading cause of back and/or leg pain and may leave patients feeling helpless and unable to perform everyday activities.

    An accessible answer

    When a patient’s discomfort isn’t improving with conservative treatmentspain medication, heat/cold therapy, stretching and activity modificationthey may be helped by an outpatient procedure called Disc Decompression.