Symptoms of a herniated disc

Lumbar disc hernia is characterized by which focuses on the lower back area and pain that may radiate to the legs through the sciatic nerve
Síntomas de una hernia discal

Are many people suffering from a discal hernia. It is painful and debilitating, a serious problem that deserves to know its symptoms. As you may know, our spine is all a bunch of complex anatomical parts: bones, muscles and ligaments which, at any given time, can cause us problems. We will explain you.

How to know if I am suffering from a herniated disc in my spine?

1. What are?

Herniated disc with pressure on spinal cord close-up
But what are actually those discs in the spine causing us so much pain and discomfort? Well, to understand it have to think about existing tissue between the bones of the spine that have a soft texture and a siding hard and that act as shock absorbers, adapted according to the movement we do (these are the discs, and that cause the so-called Herniated discs). Sometimes are they torn, leaving that this white fabric leaves out, such tissue can press nerves and cause pain, at the same time losing buffer capacity.

2 Why do we suffer from Herniated discs?

Dolor de espalda

Basically, a herniated disk appears with age. As we become older, column is less flexible, becomes a little stiffer and can tear the ligaments that surround the disks, sometimes,. These discs are also made more rigid because they lose moisture and degenerate. We suffer pain and do not know what is due, that is why it is worth knowing the symptoms.

3 symptoms of a herniated disc

Dolor de espalda

  • First of all should know that depending on what part of the body hurts you, will indicate us where it can be found your hernia. It is important.
  • If you suffer in your legs, if you have tingling, you fall asleep, the heavy notes, it is very possible that the hernia is in the lumbar area. If you feel discomfort in the middle part of the back, is likely to be of a dorsal herniated. And if notes tension and suffering in the neck, and even in the area of arms, it is possible that you suffer from a cervical hernia.
  • Cervical Discal Hernia symptoms: neck pain, feel it as rigid, unable to move it on both sides, cramps in the neck down to the shoulders and arms... you can have even dizziness and fainting. In addition to these realities, it is common that to sleep you evenings arms and hands, may even cost you charge weights, suddenly you feel weak and things fall off you... is very annoying and debilitating.
  • Symptoms of herniated Lumbar disc: in this case, the pain focuses on the lower back area, there where you feel a strange burning, a strong heat that we have to bring back very straight, almost stiff. A muscular stiffness accompanied by cramps that can reach your legs. It is what is known as radiated pain, or sciatica. There are many people who say that they feel at times, even pain in the feet, tingling, weakness and even incontinence. It is a very extreme case but it may also occur, and if you occurs, you should seek medical advice immediately.
  • Physicians also speak of radiated pain. What does it mean? Well, it's when we have pain in one part of the body but however, the hernia is located somewhere else. It is the example for example have a hernia in the back and feel pain in the legs. It is a problem that focuses mostly on a slipped disk. It is very common for example pain in the buttocks, a burning that extends from our back to the inside of the leg. If you think, you should know that you maybe have a Radiculopathy. But will always be our doctor who us the diagnostic.

4. When should I seek medical help?


Pain that causes any type of disc herniation will avoid that we can make normal life. You can not walk normally, work or even load weights. You will have difficulties to sleep and even it will cost you to sit in a Chair.

If these symptoms last you for two weeks straight, go to the doctor to make you relevant evidence with which to obtain a diagnosis.

But now, doctors tell us that we go to emergency if you arrive to present urinary incontinence or bladder or bowel control. In this case, the hernia is hindering the normal functions of our body, and there already exists a clear gravity that must be resolved.

Surgical interventions are usually used. But don't worry, they are always resolved quite successfully and allow you to return to your normal life. So you know, treats your symptoms, your pain, and do not hesitate to consult your doctor for any indication that you perceive. Your quality of life is worth it.

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