A slipped or herniated disc may be diagnosed when an intervertebral disc of the spine has lost its normal shape or consistency, causing symptoms to occur within the local area, such as the neck or back, or in a distant location, such as the arm or leg.
Back pain that is caused by a disc problem may originate from within the disc itself or from a nearby nerve that’s being affected by the disc. Learn about how these two conditions can be differentiated and along with their unique symptoms.
The sciatic nerve roots in your lower back can be affected by a herniated disc. Each affected nerve root sends pain into a different part of the leg. Read on to learn more about sciatica caused by a herniated disc and useful tips to prevent your symptoms.