A herniated disk, also known as a slipped disk or ruptured disk, is a medical condition in which the cushion-like material between the vertebrae in the spine bulges out of position.
Herniated disks most commonly occur in the lower back or the neck, but they can also occur in the upper back. The condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including age-related wear and tear, injury and trauma.
If you think that you’re suffering from a herniated disk, it’s crucial that you speak to a specialist who can accurately diagnose your pain and find the best treatment.
Pain from a herniated disk depends on which area of the spine is affected, with the most common locations being the lower back or neck.
A herniated disk can cause a dull or sharp pain, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and difficulty moving.
Herniated disks can affect anyone, but are more common in men and people between the ages of 30 and 50, and risk factors include heavy lifting, obesity, smoking, and a family history of disk problems.
"Dealing with the pain of a herniated disk can be challenging, but effective treatment options are available to help manage your pain and symptoms . At Legent, our team of experts is committed to providing individualized care, using the latest techniques and technologies to help you find relief and regain your mobility."
Our healthcare assistants will talk about what’s bothering you, how we can help and book you the next available appointment.
Whether you need pain relief, an MRI or a procedure, our team of leading orthopedic specialists is here to help.
We’re here to help with every step of your journey, from diagnosis and pain management to surgery and living life fully again.