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Herniated Discs

A herniated disc, also referred to as a bulging, ruptured or slipped disc, is one that protrudes into the spinal canal and can apply pressure to a nerve root.  A herniated lumbar disc can cause pain in the back and all the way down the legs and feet.  About 90% of herniated discs occur in the lumbar spine.  Treatment for a herniated disc includes anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and steroid injections.  Surgery is not usually required but can provide significant relief in cases where needed.