What is herniated disc and what are its symptoms?

Hello my dear patients;

Today, I would like to give you some information about herniated disc, which is one of the most common causes of low back pain, which I think will be of use to you.

First of all, let me try to answer the question of what is hernia and how it occurs, my dear patients.

The lumbar spine consists of five vertebrae and discs. The vertebrae surround the spinal cord, preventing it from being damaged. Lumbar hernia occurs when the cartilage between the vertebrae slips and ruptures after severe stress (heavy lifting, staying in the same position for a long time, being subjected to strain, falling, overweight) and the nerves coming out of the spinal cord are compressed.

The waist region is the region that bears the body weight the most, and therefore, herniated disc is very common in our society.


Yes, my dear patients, after answering the question of what is hernia and how it occurs, let’s try to answer this question, what are the symptoms of herniated disc.

The first symptom of herniated disc is usually low back pain. There is also spasm, tension and stiffness in the paravertebral muscles in the waist region. Due to this spasm, lower back movements are painful and limited. The most important difference of lumbar hernia from other causes of low back pain is that there is leg pain along with low back pain. In addition, due to nerve compression, complaints such as numbness and tingling in the legs and feet can be seen. Herniated disc pain increases with standing, walking, leaning forward, coughing and straining.

Yes, my dear patients, the most important message we should take out of this article is that if you only have pain in the lumbar region and this pain does not hit your legs and feet, it is very unlikely that the cause of your low back pain is herniated disc. In addition, if you do not suffer from numbness and tingling in the legs and feet along with your low back pain, it is very unlikely that you will have a herniated disc.

If you have the complaints I have mentioned, you may indeed have a herniated disc. My advice to you is to consult a doctor who listens and examines you as soon as possible.

best regards

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