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Ruptured Disk

Alternate Names : Slipped Disk, Herniated Disk

Ruptured Disk | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The location of the ruptured disk determines where a person will have symptoms. Most ruptured disks are in the lower back and cause low back pain. The ruptured disk may press on the sciatic nerve. This pressure causes sciatic nerve dysfunction. The person may experience the following symptoms:

  • decreased ability to flex the knee
  • decreased ability to move the foot and toes in certain directions
  • numbness, burning, or tingling in the leg
  • pain in the lower back that may travel to the back of the thigh and calf
  • If the ruptured disk is in the upper back, the symptoms may be in the shoulder, arm, or hand.

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    Ruptured Disk: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Vincent J. Toups, MD
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 09/05/01

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