These discs can be damaged or broken due to trauma or exertion, which would cause compression of the spinal nerves and cause pain, numbness or weakness.
Origin of slipped discs
The protrusion or exit of the nucleus pulposus of the disc that contains it causes a set of signs and symptoms depending on the segment of the column that is affected.
Not all herniated discs are necessarily symptomatic, the presence or absence of symptoms depends on the size, location and extent of the herniated disc material in relation to the spinal canal, as well as the involvement or not of nerve roots.
Lumbar disc herniation
Symptoms of lumbar disc herniation include pain that extends to the buttocks, legs and feet (called sciatica), may be accompanied by tingling or numbness in the legs or feet and muscle weakness.
In the involvement of the cervical region, patients report symptoms such as pain in the neck, shoulders, forearm or hand, tingling, pressure, lack of sensation in the fingers, and sometimes headaches and dizziness.
Dorsal region hernia
Patients with a condition in the dorsal region may report other symptoms, among which the following stand out back pain, tingling in the trunk, genitals or lower limbs, lack of strength and changes in touch in the lower limbs, abnormal urination or defecation, as well as changes in sexual activity.
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