What are the Symptoms of a Slipped Disc?

A slipped disc isn’t the type of injury you should attempt to diagnose on your own and treat at home. Instead, it’s best to seek immediate medical treatment, as doing so allows you to better understand your ailment and settle on a treatment strategy that gives you the best chance of making a full recovery.

What you can do at home, however, is keep track of your symptoms. Here are some of those that are most often associated with a slipped disc:

•    Pain that extends into your legs and/or arms (often on one side of the body)
•    Pain that worsens when sitting or standing, especially for an extended period of time
•    Muscle weakness
•    Aching and tingling in the area of concern
•    Pain that worsens at night

While some people only experience one of these symptoms, others will find themselves struggling with a handful. Furthermore, you may only have minor symptoms at first, but over time they begin to worsen.

Should you have any reason to suspect a slipped disc, schedule a consultation with an experienced medical professional. Doing so is the first step in pinpointing your ailment and receiving the treatment you need to make a full recovery.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.