Lumbar Disc Herniation

Disc herniation, also known as slipped or ruptured intervertebral disc, occurs most often in the lower or lumbar part of the back. It is one of the most common causes of lower back pain and leg pain (sciatica). Between 60% and 80% of individuals suffer lower back pain at some time in their lives. Although a disc herniation may sometimes be very painful, most people feel much better after a few weeks or months of non-surgical treatment.

Disc Hernation in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
The first line of treatment for this type of pathology should be conservative. Being conservative is fundamental, unless we are talking about a patient who already has a loss of strength, in other words, foot drop or sphincter trouble. In these cases, surgery is undoubtedly indicated.

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José Poblete Carrizo
Salvador Fuster

Published: 29 October 2019
Updated: 29 October 2019

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