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Can a Herniated Disc Cause Permanent Nerve Damage?

Most of the time, pain associated with a herniated disc does go away, usually within a matter of months after the initial onset of symptoms. But there are some instances when nerve damage related to a herniated disc could become permanent. ...
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Reasons for Reherniation Following Discectomy

If the same disc irritates a nearby nerve again after the initial surgery and recovery period, it's referred to as reherniation. Painful herniation following a discectomy, the back surgery procedure often performed to relieve nerve ...
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When Is Surgery for a Herniated Disc Necessary?

With any surgery for a herniated spinal disc, relieving nerve pressure and minimizing or eliminating disruptive symptoms is the goal. While there are many benefits associated with procedures of this nature, surgery is often a last resort ...
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Which Disc Has the Highest Rate of Herniation?

Since your lower back is the most mobile and exposed part of your spine, it's the area where discs are more likely to become herniated. The biomechanical forces at play in this flexible part of your spine are the main reason this is the ...
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Things that Can Increase the Severity of Herniated Discs

A herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a “ruptured” or “bulging” disc) is a displacement of disc material beyond the disc space. It becomes a problem if the material from the inner portion of the disc irritates a nearby nerve. Because ...
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Will My Herniated Disc Be Permanent?

Anyone who has experienced pain or related symptoms from a herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a “ruptured” or “bulging” disc) just wants the discomfort to go away and stay gone. Fortunately, it's not unusual for disc-related pain to ...
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Why Do Herniated Discs Occur So Frequently?

Herniated discs affect up to 2-3 percent of adults in any given year, and an estimated 40 percent will suffer from sciatica—the most common symptom—in their lifetime, according to Harvard Health Publishing. While a herniated disc, also ...
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Tips for Preventing Recurrent Disc Herniation

Recurrent disc herniation is a term often used to describe spinal disc discomfort that returns after initial treatment for a herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a “ruptured” or "bulging” disc), which usually includes surgery. Many ...
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