Your spinal column has disks that act as shock absorbers for your spine. When one of those disks crack or herniates, it can press on nearby nerves and cause a lot of pain. How do you know if you may have a herniated disk?
Symptoms typically occur on one side and can include:
- Pain, numbness or tingling sensation that radiates along the lower back, down to the buttocks, knee and even foot
- Weakness on the affected side
- Discomfort when siting for long periods of time
- Increased pain with a cough or sneeze