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Home Health Library Topics Spinal disk herniation

Overview

Spinal disk herniation, also known as a slipped or herniated disk, occurs when the soft center of a spinal disk pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing.

Symptoms

A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg.

Treatment

Treatment includes medication, physical therapy, and possibly surgery.

Last Updated: September 26th, 2019