When you experience back pain that shoots down your leg, everyday activities become difficult or even intolerable. One cause of back pain is a herniated disk, sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk.
Please pray for Sunni who is suffering from terrible pain in her back. She has a very common ailment, a herniated disk. A description from the Mayo Clinic is below.
Your spine is made up of bones (vertebrae) cushioned by small oval pads of cartilage or disks consisting of a tough outer layer (annulus) and a soft inner layer (nucleus).
When a herniated disk occurs, a small portion of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus into the spinal canal. This can irritate a nerve and result in pain, numbness or weakness in your back as well as your leg or arm.
A herniated disk generally gets better with conservative treatment. Surgery for a herniated disk usually isn't necessary.
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