Source Material: WebMD
Pain and other symptoms generated from a cervical herniated disc or lumbar herniated disc can be misunderstood by medical and health professionals and patients alike.
This confusion occurs partly because health professionals do not commonly agree on spinal disc pathology, and partly because disc problems such as a herniated disc are not always well explained to (or understood by) patients.
Some of the factors that make the identification and treatment of a herniated disc challenging.
Source Material: Spine-health.com
Damage from a pinched nerve may be minor or severe. It may cause temporary or long-lasting problems. The earlier you get a diagnosis and treatment for nerve compression, the more quickly you'll find relief.
In some cases, you can't reverse the damage from a pinched nerve. But treatment usually relieves pain and other symptoms.
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