How Do I Know If I Have A Herniated Disc?

You know that unexpected back pain is related to the stress and tiredness of everyday life and that it often becomes a constant and quite uncomfortable situation. The cause of the problem could be a herniated disc.

As a result of wear and displacement of the intervertebral discs present in the spine, a herniated disc is one of the leading causes of back pain in the cervical and lumbar regions. A hernia usually irritates the nerves present in the spine, which can lead to pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs.

Most of the time, most patients with a herniated disc in the initial stage usually get rid of the problem within three months. A herniated disc can persist in more severe cases and without proper treatment, compressing the spinal nerves, leading to chronic pain and other neurological changes.

Risk Factors And Symptoms

It is not just heredity and aging that are direct causes of people suffering from herniated discs. Lack of physical activity, obesity, smoking, and improper carrying or lifting are the main risk factors.

Widespread in everyday life, inappropriately repetitive movements in the work environment, such as poor posture when using the computer or the telephone, can wear out the spinal discs and, consequently, lead to the appearance of a hernia.


The conservative treatment, which generally includes analgesics, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and physiotherapy, is generally satisfactory in most patients in the initial stage of the process. On the other hand, surgery may be necessary to solve the problem in more severe and chronic cases.

Develop healthy lifestyle habits are fundamental attitudes to prevent the development of a herniated disc symptoms (หมอน รอง กระดูก ปลิ้น อาการ which is the term in Thai). For more information on preventing a herniated disc, or if you already have any of the symptoms, see an expert doctor!

Peter Simpson

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