Lumbar Herniated Disc - Exams and Tests
Initial examinationYour health professional will evaluate your symptoms of leg and back pain using a medical history and physical examination. Your diagnosis will be based on any features that point to irritation of one or more spinal nerves and to the lo
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Surgery
Read about surgery for herniated discs.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment
Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - What Happens
The gradual wearing out of spinal discs is a natural part of aging that can often lead to a herniated disc. However, only a few people who have herniated discs have severe or troublesome symptoms.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Other Treatment
Learn about rehabilitation, exercise, and complementary and alternative treatments for a herniated disc.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview
What is a herniated disc? Learn what it is and what causes it.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to call a doctor about a herniated disc.
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
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Medications
Information on medications used to treat herniated discs.
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.