Herniated Disc

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Symptoms and Treatment Approaches

Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc? It is useful to know just how a herniated disc occurs as well discover the various treatment options.

A herniated disc looks simple on paper - it is when disc material between two spinal vertebrae is pushed out of its normal position. In reality, the pain may be non-existent to very severe! People are sometimes surprised to hear that a herniated disc may cause no symptoms and have no effect on your life whatsoever.

It is, in fact, common for people to have some degree of disc herniation without symptoms. However, if your disc presses or impinges on your spinal cord or peripheral nerves, then you will likely need help, and this is one of the most common common conditions I see in my clinic.

In this section, we will look more closely at just what a herniated disc is - as well as discover more about the symptoms, treatments and exercises you should to to treat a herniated disc. .

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