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?

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?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 92
30s 302
40s 542
50s 436
60s 144
70+ 20


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 240
30-39 years 324
40-49 years 214
50-59 years 63
60-69 years 9
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,219
Not Diagnosed 16

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