WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A HERNIATED DISC?

A prolapsed disc compresses the adjacent nerve roots. This pressure on the nerve roots tends to cause low back pain and leg pain which can be accompanied by numbness and weakness. When disc herniations are very severe, they can even affect the function of the control of the bowel and bladder. This is called cauda equina syndrome and tends to be a very unusual complication of disc herniation. This is an emergency and needs immediate medical attention.

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