A disc herniation occurs when a portion of the inter-vertebral disc material bulges and ‘sticks out’ into the neural canal.

This can produce pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots and cause pain, numbness, or tingling into the arm or leg. This is very rarely a surgical condition and usually responds with non-surgical treatment.  This is also often referred to as a “slipped disc” or “ruptured disc” and can usually be treated without open surgery.

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