See what a cervical herniated disc looks like and understand its symptoms, causes, and treatments in this animated cervical herniated disc video.
Herniated Disc Videos
Symptoms of a herniated disc occur when the inflammatory proteins present in the disc's inner core or pressure from the disc itself affects a nearby spinal nerve.
See how a herniated disc occurs and how it can cause pain and other symptoms depending on the location of the disc herniation
There are several surgical and nonsurgical treatments used to reduce the pain and other symptoms of a lumbar herniated disc.
A herniated disc in the lumbar spine can put pressure on spinal nerve roots, causing pain in the lower back or legs.
The rib cage connects to the thoracic spine. The limited motion and added support from the ribs make the thoracic spine less likely to have a herniated disc occur, however this does occur in a small portion of patients.
In the thoracic spine, if a herniated disc herniates into the spinal cord area rather than away, it may cause spinal cord compression, numbness, and other symptoms called myelopoathy.
Learn about the different treatment options for cervical herniated disc in this informative video.
Treating lumbar herniated discs may include physical therapy, medications, or possibly surgical procedures.
Find out why herniated disc symptoms may resolve on their own.