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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (13) herniated disc (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (14) back pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (11) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (6) herniated disc (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (7) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (1)

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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness weight gain
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (13) herniated disc (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (14) back pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (18 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue blurry vision 6 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
pain (13) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
pain (11) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic fatigue drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (10) back pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation decreased sex drive (libido) 8 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (6) herniated disc (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (7) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sleepiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (1)
  • 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?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 664 say herniated disc is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 78
30s 425
40s 866
50s 942
60s 512
70+ 140

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 592
Female 2380

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