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A Herniated Disc/Pinched Nerve/Slipped Disc/Bulging Disc/Prolapsed Disc…What 's the difference?

"A Herniated Disc/Pinched Nerve/ Slipped disc/Bulging Disc/Prolapsed disc...What’s the difference?"

What is the different between herniated disc and bulging disc, Hamilton, NZ


Whether you call it a “herniated disc” or a “pinched nerve”, one thing that everyone can agree on is that damaged spinal discs is a very painful and damaging condition to be dealing with. Medical practitioners will use different terms to describe this problem, but they all allude to the same thing.

While the medical standard name changes, though, many patients are left with a variety of different definitions to explain the same thing which can become very frustrating. It does not matter what term you are given, though, the important thing is that you are able to receive the right type of treatment.

How Does This Work?

Basically, a medical practitioner will go through a series of tests with you to try to find out the root cause of your slipped disc. With a thorough review of your medical history, and a complete physical examination, as well as some diagnostic tests should further assistance be required to find the cause of the problem, you will be able to discover just what is causing your back pain. You will usually find that you fall within one of two categories when it comes to this type of back injury;

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Disc Pain

With lower back and/or leg pain, it usually points to some form of disc pain. Where the disc itself is actually based will be the root of the problem, and can be sore to touch at the source of the pain itself rather than causing pain in other parts of your body. This is usually easier to locate and treat if possible, as the pain actually comes from the damaged area.

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve means that the disc that is causing the pain is not actually store, but that the disc itself is pinching a nerve and causing pain elsewhere. This is very common and can be extremely difficult to diagnose – many athletes have suffered for years from damage to one part of their body caused by a pinched nerve.

Both conditions can be equally painful and draining to deal with, and will occur in your lumbar, thoracic or cervical spine. Because of the lower back taking the majority of your stress and strain throughout the day, this is why most back injuries are carried by the lower section of your back rather than anywhere else.

The method of actual recovery varies depending on who is having the work carried out, your own medical history and the actual location of the pain itself. It’s important to get any back injuries checked out to determine the best course of treatment – like anything else, a fast diagnosis is preferable and with back injury it can avoid you exacerbating the pain any further in the long-term. 


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