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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Herniated Disc and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Pain (44) Back pain (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Pain (39) Back pain (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
Pain (34) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
Pain (31) Back pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
Pain (18) Insomnia (17)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Depressed mood (24) Pain (8)
4 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Pain (23) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Insomnia (21) Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Anxious mood (18) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Anxious mood (19)

Data from patients with Herniated Disc, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Herniated Disc

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) 6 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (44) Back pain (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Addiction 7 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (39) Back pain (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 19 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (34) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 9 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (31) Back pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Balance problems 18 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Pain (18) Insomnia (17)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Brain zaps 12 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (24) Pain (8)
4 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Weight gain 21 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (23) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 8 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Insomnia (21) Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Feeling strange 2 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (18) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Fatigue
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (19)

Data from patients with Herniated Disc, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Herniated Disc on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 96
30s 317
40s 559
50s 455
60s 159
70+ 22

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

81% Females
19% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 69
20-29 years 253
30-39 years 339
40-49 years 225
50-59 years 68
60-69 years 9
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,272
Not Diagnosed 18

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