Top Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

Back PainA herniated disk is every bit as painful as it sounds. While this injury typically occurs in the lower back, it’s possible it can also impact your neck.

While the best way to understand if you have a herniated disk is to consult with a specialist, there are some signs and symptoms to watch out for. These include but are not limited to the following:

·      Leg or arm pain. With a herniated disk in your lower back, for example, you’ll most likely feel pain in your calf and thigh. With a herniated disk in your neck, the discomfort is typically associated with your arm and shoulder.

·      Tingling and numbness. While not always the case, most people with a herniated disk experience some form of tingling or numbness. This will occur in the part of the body served by the nerves that have been affected by the injury.

·      Weakness. Any muscles served by the affected nerves have the tendency to weaken, thus making it a challenge to complete daily tasks.

Note: not all herniated disks present symptoms, such as those above, so you’ll need to rely on your medical team to help you understand your problem and treatment options.

If you’re dealing with one or more of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to seek medical care. The longer you wait to treat a herniated disk the greater chance there is that you will suffer from additional pain and discomfort down the road.

Contact us if you have reason to believe that a herniated disk is impacting your life. We’ll make sure we get you back on your feet as soon as possible!