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
41
Tried for
Pain (36) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
Pain (33) Herniated Disc (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
Pain (36) Back pain (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
Pain (28) Back pain (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Pain (19) Insomnia (14)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Pain (21) Herniated Disc (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Depressed mood (21) Pain (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Insomnia (19) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (15) Back pain (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Anxious mood (16)

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 (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Dizziness with nausea 11 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (36) Herniated Disc (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 19 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (33) Herniated Disc (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Excessive dry mouth 5 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Pain (36) Back pain (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 8 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (28) Back pain (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Balance problems 15 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (19) Insomnia (14)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Weight gain 36 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (21) Herniated Disc (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Chills 10 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Depressed mood (21) Pain (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Difficulty waking up 8 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Insomnia (19) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive impairment Constant tiredness 3 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (15) Back pain (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Grogginess
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (16)

Data from patients with Herniated Disc, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Herniated Disc on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 90
30s 387
40s 682
50s 570
60s 237
70+ 39

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 85
20-29 years 306
30-39 years 411
40-49 years 275
50-59 years 97
60-69 years 14
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,541
Not Diagnosed 23

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