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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with herniated disc

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
pain (23) herniated disc (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
pain (27) back pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
pain (23) anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
pain (19) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (13) depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
depressed mood (12) pain (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
anxious mood (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
pain (12) back pain (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
depressed mood (14) herniated disc (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation constipation 2 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (23) herniated disc (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness chronic constipation 6 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
pain (27) back pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness increased appetite
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (23) anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision fatigue 7 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
pain (19) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 6 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (13) depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (17 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
depressed mood (12) pain (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (12) back pain (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness anxious mood 16 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (14) herniated disc (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (13 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with herniated disc, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has herniated disc on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 83
30s 463
40s 872
50s 849
60s 440
70+ 95

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 547
Female 2260

These charts show data from herniated disc patients who have completed their condition history
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