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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Pain (43) Back pain (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
Pain (38) Back pain (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
Pain (33) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
Pain (31) Back pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Pain (18) Insomnia (16)
2 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 (22) Pain (7)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Insomnia (21) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Morphine Sulfate ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (15) Herniated Disc (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Anxious mood (18) Depressed mood (1)
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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) 6 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (43) Back pain (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Addiction 7 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (38) Back pain (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 19 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (33) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
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
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Balance problems 18 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Pain (18) Insomnia (16)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Weight gain 22 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Pain (24) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Chills 11 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Depressed mood (22) Pain (7)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 9 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Insomnia (21) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Morphine Sulfate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Constant tiredness 4 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (15) Herniated Disc (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Feeling strange 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (18) Depressed mood (1)
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 102
30s 320
40s 572
50s 462
60s 166
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 70
20-29 years 264
30-39 years 346
40-49 years 227
50-59 years 71
60-69 years 9
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,297
Not Diagnosed 19

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