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
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Modafinil, Vitamin B Complex
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Gabapentin
Heating Pad-Hot Packs, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Lidocaine Transdermal
Amitriptyline, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Duloxetine, Sertraline, Bupropion
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam

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

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Soft Tissue Massage, Vestibular Therapy, PRRT, Recumbent Stepper)


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?

  • 1,494 patients have this condition
  • 11 new patients joined this month
  • 270 say Herniated Disc is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 89
30s 306
40s 478
50s 385
60s 118
70+ 14


Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 60
20-29 years 225
30-39 years 289
40-49 years 193
50-59 years 58
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,108
Not Diagnosed 16

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