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Herniated discs are spinal injuries involving severe pain, numbness and tingling sensations experienced in the neck, back and extremities. Referred to as a bulging or slipped disc, the lumbar condition places stress and abnormal strain on surrounding nerves and soft tissues responsible for the imbalance and limiting symptoms. Managing a herniated disc requires an individualized approach for rehabilitation to relieve discomfort, limited mobility and promote recovery.
The most common type of spinal injury includes herniated discs in the lower back causing severe nerve dysfunction, pain and limitations. The cervical disc herniation occurs when the discs supporting the spinal bones become damaged or cracked and begin to bulge outwards onto the surrounding nerves and tissues. The ruptured disc can form within the vertebrae, most commonly noted in the lower back upper cervical spine.
Herniated Disc and Pinched Nerve
A pinched nerve can result from bulging discs as the fluid leaking onto the surrounding nerves and tissues can compress and irritate the affected nerve. Symptoms the nerves are impacted by the injury include nerve root pain radiating from the source of damage into the extremities. Patients experience sharp shooting and stabbing sensations between the neck and the arms or the back and legs.
Degeneration of the vertebral joints and discs can cause the exterior to become severely dry and cracked resulting in severe limitations in movement and overall flexibility. Arthritic changes in the condition of the vertebrae can cause severe nerve disruptions including Read More