Herniated Disc

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What is Herniated Disc?

As the spinal disc becomes less elastic, it can rupture. When the disc ruptures, a portion of the spinal disc pushes outside its normal boundary--this is called a herniated disc. When a herniated disc bulges out from between the vertebrae, the spinal nerves and spinal cord can become pinched.

What is it like to have Herniated Disc?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Herniated Disc and its symptoms?

These charts show data from Herniated Disc patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Herniated Disc on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1,543patients have this condition
  • 9new patients joined this month
  • 288say Herniated Disc is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 90
30s 295
40s 507
50s 401
60s 128
70+ 16


Distribution of females vs. males

81% Females
19% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 63
20-29 years 228
30-39 years 301
40-49 years 199
50-59 years 59
60-69 years 8
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,142
Not Diagnosed 16

These charts show data from Herniated Disc patients who have completed their condition history
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