Slipped Disk symptoms
Slipped Disk

Symptoms could include:

  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Talking to your doctor about the nature of the pain is a critical step in the diagnostic and treatment processes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • When should you see a doctor about moderate back pain?
    Source:HLCMS
  • Back pain (medically referred to as "lumbago") is not a disease; it is a symptom. Back pain usually refers to a problem with one or more of the structures of the lower back such as ligaments, muscles, nerves, or the vertebral bodies (the bony stru...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Prevent back pain by protecting your spine and strengthening your back muscles. Learn ways to fight the onset of back pain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury to the neck can cause pain or stiffness. In many cases, neck pain is due to poor posture, normal wear and t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Most low back pain is the result of an injury, such as muscle sprains or strains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. But low back pain can also be caused by certain diseases, such as cancer of the spinal cor...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Acute low back pain means you have sudden or short-term pain or discomfort anywhere in the lower part of your back. This pain can be mild or severe and debilitating. Acute low back pain can last a couple of days or may continue for a couple of wee...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. Charley horses can occur in virtually any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. These spasms are marked by extremely uncomfortable muscle contractions. The muscles don't relax for several s...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is a lack of physical activity. This can happen when a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg. You may have muscle loss if one ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased temporarily, it can produce the feeling that “my leg fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • The shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that has three m...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The shoulder consists of several joints that connect to various tendons and muscles. The shoulder's complexity is what enables you to do so much with your arms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain, though unpleasant, is your body's warning system. The tingling, tightness, or stiffness indicates that overworked or damaged muscles and nerves need attention. Prolonged pain-lasting three months or longer-is considered chronic. Chronic pain...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Marijuana, or cannabis, has played a role in medical treatment for thousands of years. Many U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • True muscle weakness means that full effort does not produce a normal muscle contraction or movement. A voluntary muscle contraction is generated when the brain sends a signal through the spinal cord and nerves to a muscle.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Muscle weakness. Muscle strength reduced, muscular weakness, weak muscles. True muscle weakness means that full effort does not produce a normal muscle contraction or movement. A voluntary muscle contraction is generated when the brain sends a sig...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When your muscles contract, become stiff, or spasm involuntarily, it is called spasticity. Spasticity can make it difficult to walk, move, or talk. It can be uncomfortable and painful at times. Spasticity occurs when the nerve impulses that contro...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle rigidity is an alteration of muscle tone in which the muscles are in an involuntary state of continual tension. Muscle rigidity can be a manifestation of neurological damage (basal ganglia diseases) or a side effect of certain medications.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased, it can produce the feeling that “my toe fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Toe numbness is an abnormal sensation caused by an alteration in sensory nerve function in the toes. Numb toes, numbness in toes, numbness of toes, tingling toes, parasthesia of toes. Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is or if the nerve is otherwise damaged or its function affected, it can produce the feeling that “my finger fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased, it can produce the feeling that “my foot fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
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