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  1. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview

    What is a herniated disc? Learn what it is and what causes it.

  2. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Medications

    Information on medications used to treat herniated discs.

  3. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for herniated disc.

  4. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Cause

    A herniated disc usually is caused by wear and tear of the disc (also called disc degeneration). As we age, our vertebral discs lose some of the fluid that helps them maintain flexibility. A herniated disc also may result from injuries to the spine, which

  5. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Symptoms

    Symptoms of a herniated disc vary greatly depending on the position of the herniated disc and the size of the herniation.

  6. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery for a herniated disc?

  7. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.

  8. Lumbar Herniated Disc - What Increases Your Risk

    Find out what makes you more likely to get a herniated disc.

  9. Back Pain Solutions: Exercise and Movement Therapies

    Can therapies like yoga, tai chi, and Pilates help low back pain?

  10. Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain

    Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. To treat chronic low back pain, a small pulse generator, implanted in the back, transmits electrical pulses to the spinal cord. These pulses interfere with the nerve impulses responsible for leg pain due to nerve damage (sciatica).Implanting the stimulator is considered to be a simple procedure, ...

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