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Do I need to see a doctor if I think I have a slipped disk?

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Yes, you should get your back checked out by a doctor if you think you have a slipped disk.

From: Slipped Disk Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Herniated Disk: What It Is and What You Can Do.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Herniated Disk.”

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts: "Herniated Disk."

Cleveland Clinic: "Herniated Disc."

Rosen, J. , Mosby-Year Book, 1991. Essentials of Emergency Medicine

Slipped Disk Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Herniated Disk: What It Is and What You Can Do.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Herniated Disk.”

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts: "Herniated Disk."

Cleveland Clinic: "Herniated Disc."

Rosen, J. , Mosby-Year Book, 1991. Essentials of Emergency Medicine

Slipped Disk Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

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