Disc Herniation

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If you have intense pain in the buttocks, feel a tingling sensation in your leg and experience a peculiar weakness in the muscles, then most probably you are suffering from Disc Herniation.

This condition occurs when there is a problem with one or more of the rubbery cushions in the spine. Disc herniation occurs when some of the softer material in a disc pushes out through a crack in the tougher exterior. This causes irritation of the nearby nerves and usually results in pain, numbness and even weakness in an arm or leg. This type of pain is called radicular pain. The severity of pain from a herniated disc does not always correlate to the amount of physical damage to the disc. Sometimes, less serious back problems may cause more pain than a herniated disc.

The gradual wear and tear due to ageing is the leading cause of Disc Herniation. Ageing causes the spinal disks to lose some of their water content. This leads to loss of flexibility and makes the disks prone to rupturing under even minor pressure or stress. Disc Herniation tends to be most common in the lower back as it bears the most torque and strain on a day-to-day basis.

If you feel that you are having the symptoms of disc herniation, then you should seek medical help from a specialized Joint Pain Management clinic immediately.

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