What Is Disc Herniation?

Musculoskeletal Disorders

A disc herniation is the medical terminology for a slipped disk. Disc herniation refers to the problem caused by when the rubbery disc between the individual bones of the spine slips out and starts affecting the nerves surrounding the spine. Depending on where and how the disc slips, it can cause pain, numbness or weakness in the limbs.

Herniated disc

Written by Dr Ray SH Ng

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