Centro de la columna Vertebral: June 28, 2018
Here we will explain 4 common symptoms of herniated discs. If you have back pain, it is not necessarily a hernia. Learn to differentiate the symptoms, take precautions and go to a specialized doctor in case you have any of the following symptoms.
One of the common symptoms of herniated discs is pain, but not just any pain, but pain that "radiates" from one place to another. That is to say, this type of pain can be felt in a spot of the back, neck or buttocks area and produces the sensation of "infecting" nearby areas (that normally hurt less than the source).
The, Compression of the intervertebral discs produces damage to the surrounding nerves. This, together with the pressure exerted by poor weight distribution in the back, can cause intermittent immobility in the leg, as well as insensitivity and numbness.
Changes in gait may be imperceptible. When you have a herniated disc (which can be caused by poor posture), the normal distribution of the weight you put on your legs changes. This can eventually cause your walking pattern to become uneven. You may not realize it, but it can seriously affect your spine, so you will need a gait study to evaluate the damage.
Eventually, you may experience muscle pain and weakness, although these are symptoms that may also take time to appear. You may notice this when performing certain movements: when you bend your legs, carry things, even when moving your neck and holding things (in the case of a cervical hernia). In these cases the problem is not the muscle itself, but the compression of the discs in the spine, which causes poor force distribution.
At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we are experts in treating herniated discs without surgery. If you have any of the common symptoms of herniated discs, do not hesitate to see a professional.