What is a herniated disc in your back?

Answer Millions of people throughout the world live with some type of back pain. It can be so severe that it negatively affects other parts of the human body. One of those conditions is called a herniated... Read More »

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What are the treatments for a moderate herniated disc in the back?

Herniated disks occur when the soft middle portion of the disk pushes out into the harder covering. This results in irritation of nearby nerves, causing pain and other symptoms. Several conservativ... Read More »

How long can back pain/ possible herniated disc go unchecked?

Unless a compression fracture causes acute spinal cord compression, and in your son's case it *sounds like* it hasn't, it just takes time to heal.Typically, the main treatment is time and medicatio... Read More »

How important is it to wear a back brace for a herniated disc?

On One Hand: A Back Brace Will Support the SpineA supportive back brace is commonly recommended for people suffering from a herniated disc. The back brace will help maintain proper posture and alig... Read More »

What is the difference between a herniated disc&a bulging disc?

Over time, the discs between the vertebrae in the spine dry and weaken, increasing the risk for injury and problems. Varying factors such as old age and injury can cause herniated or bulging discs ... Read More »