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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is lumbar vertebrae disk herniation?

Also called slipped disc. A condition of damage to the cushioning disc between the spinal bones causing the bulging or rupture of this disc. This can cause pain and nerve irritation. Poor posture and heavy loads are thought to be some of the causes of slipped discs.

Symptoms of lumbar vertebrae disk herniation

  • Tingling or pricking numbness or pain in the legs that improves after a period of rest

  • Decreased sensation over skin

  • Back pain that shoots to the legs

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Low back pain

  • Numbness of the thigh

  • Reduced sensitivity to feeling pain

  • Numbness anywhere from the knees to the ankles

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lumbar vertebrae disk herniation

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lumbar vertebrae disk herniation

  • Are you able to resume exercise after your pain and numbness improves with some rest?

  • Do you feel the sensation on your skin has changed?

  • Do you have pain or numbness in your buttocks, back of your thighs, shins, or feet?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have pain in the lumbar back?

Treatment for lumbar vertebrae disk herniation

Treatment of a slipped disc is often with exercise, physical therapy and painkillers. In some cases, a needle procedure or surgery may be needed to relieve nerve pain.

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