Friday, August 24, 2012

Health Tips for Signs of a Herniated Disk

HealthNFitness Tips: Disks in the spinal column are soft, rubbery pads wedged between the bones of the spine. They help the spine bend and flex. When a disk ruptures (herniated), the contents can press against or irritate nearby nerves, causing pain and discomfort.

The Symptoms of a herniated disk:

  • Weakness that affects one leg or one arm.
  • A numb or tingling sensation in one arm, one leg or one side of the buttocks.
  • In less frequent cases, loss of bowel or bladder control.
  • A burning pain in the neck, an arm or a shoulder.

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