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  1. 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

  2. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Surgery

    Read about surgery for herniated discs.

  3. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.

  4. 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.

  5. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Other Treatment

    Learn about rehabilitation, exercise, and complementary and alternative treatments for a herniated disc.

  6. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview

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

  7. Lumbar Herniated Disc - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about a herniated disc.

  8. 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

  9. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Medications

    Information on medications used to treat herniated discs.

  10. 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.

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