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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Herniated Disc

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

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Pain (39) Herniated Disc (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
Pain (39) Back pain (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
Pain (31) Back pain (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
Pain (29) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Pain (19) Insomnia (16)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Pain (24) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Depressed mood (23) Pain (7)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Insomnia (19) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Anxious mood (17) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (2)
1 more

Data from patients with Herniated Disc, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Herniated Disc

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

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Addiction 8 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Pain (39) Herniated Disc (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) 8 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (39) Back pain (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 7 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (31) Back pain (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 19 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (29) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Rapid weight gain 16 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Pain (19) Insomnia (16)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Weight gain 29 more
How many evaluations
28
Tried for
Pain (24) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Chills 11 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (23) Pain (7)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 8 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Insomnia (19) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Feeling strange 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (17) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Constipation 6 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (2)
1 more

Data from patients with Herniated Disc, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • 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 95
30s 344
40s 604
50s 499
60s 189
70+ 28

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 76
20-29 years 278
30-39 years 365
40-49 years 243
50-59 years 80
60-69 years 14
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,378
Not Diagnosed 21

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