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A herniated disc may be caused by injury or degeneration from age. Symptoms depend on the location of the herniation and whether nerve tissue is being irritated. An MRI or CT scan is performed to diagnose a herniated disc. Treatment may involve physical therapy, cortisone injection, pain medications, antiinflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, and surgery.

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Terms related to Herniated Disc:

  • Bulging Disc
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  • Disc Herniation of the Spine
  • Disc Protrusion
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