Can you slip a disc in the middle of your back?

Can you slip a disc in the middle of your back?

You can have a slipped disc in any part of your spine, from your neck to your lower back. The lower back is one of the more common areas for slipped discs.

What does herniated disc back pain feel like?

If you have a herniated lumbar disc, you may feel pain that radiates from your low back area, down one or both legs, and sometimes into your feet (called sciatica). You may feel a pain like an electric shock that is severe whether you stand, walk, or sit.

How do you treat a bulging disc in the middle of the back?

In mild cases of thoracic bulging disc, a Lancaster Orthopedic Group spine specialist may recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain and discomfort. Adopting good posture, exercising, and avoiding sitting for long periods may also help.

What does a pinched nerve feel like in middle back?

Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include: Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve. Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward. Tingling, pins and needles sensations (paresthesia)

Can a herniated disc get worse over time?

Herniated discs can be extremely painful and grow progressively worse over time if left untreated. A herniated disc is a problem that affects the rubbery cushion or disc that is situated in between the vertebrae along the spine.

Is your back pain caused by a herniated disc?

Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek physical therapy treatment. 60-80% of people will experience back pain of some sort in their lives, and it is likely that it may be caused by a herniated disc . A herniated disc can develop anywhere along one’s spine but it most commonly occurs in the lower back.

What does herniated disc lower back pain feel like?

Lower back and/or leg pain. Depending on the size of the herniation, you may have a dull low back ache if there is only a small herniation (that can be hard to differentiate from Degenerative Disc Disease), through to intense shooting pain into the buttocks and leg.

When do I need surgery for a herniated disk?

Surgery for a herniated disk would be considered if there is nerve damage, if pain and other symptoms are so severe that they interfere with daily activities, or if non-surgical treatment is not effective. Surgery often can resolve herniated disk symptoms more quickly than other treatments.

Does a herniated disc always come with leg pain?

Nearly all herniated discs occur in the lower back and include symptoms such as leg and back pain. In fact, a herniated disc is one of the most common causes of back pain, as well as one of the most serious.

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