Lumbar Herniated Disc - Symptoms
herniated disc isn't pressing on a nerve, you may have an ache
in the low back or no symptoms at all.
Only a few people who have
herniated discs have severe or troublesome symptoms.
When the disc does press on a nerve, symptoms may include:
Pain that travels through the buttock and
down a leg to the ankle or foot because of pressure on the sciatic nerve . Low
back pain may accompany the leg pain. Tingling ("pins-and-needles" sensation) or
numbness in one leg that can begin in the buttock or behind the knee and extend
to the thigh, ankle, or foot. Weakness in certain
muscles in one or both legs. Pain in the front of the
thigh. Severe deep muscle pain and muscle spasms Cauda equina syndrome
Weakness in both legs and the loss of
bladder and/or bowel
control are symptoms of a specific and severe type of nerve root
cauda equina syndrome. This is a rare but serious
problem. A person with these symptoms should see a doctor
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 30, 2013
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