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What are symptoms of a slipped disk that needs immediate medical attention?

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  • Get medical attention right away if someone with a slipped disk: Loses bladder or bowel control
  • Has weakness in the arms or legs
  • Has numbness in the inner, upper part of the thighs

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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