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If you have an ongoing nagging pain in the lower back, it is very well possible that you have a herniated disk. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine, but the lower back area is the spot most commonly affected. Back pain can be caused by tons of different medical conditions, but in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc.

It is estimated that 60% to 80% of people will experience some type of lower back pain during their lifetime. There are many other names used in reference to a herniated disc, such as a “bulging disc” and “ruptured disc.” Regardless of the name, the treatment for this painful condition is the same, and physical therapy can help. Patients of all ages can receive relief and learn pain management techniques with regular visits to our Lake Forest, Placentia, or Foothill Ranch Physical Therapy locations.

Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

Symptoms associated with a herniated disc may vary depending on where the injured disc is located on your spine.

Some of the more common symptoms you may experience include:

  • Weakness in the legs
  • Pain when bending or twisting
  • Pain that intensifies when sitting, coughing, sneezing, or bending
  • Burning, numbness, or tingling in the back, buttock, legs, and/or feet.

There is a solution to your problem that doesn’t involve expensive surgeries or addictive medications. If you think you may have a herniated disc or other back pain issues, physical therapy can help! We recommend scheduling a consultation with our physical therapist as soon as possible

See How Our Trained Physical Therapists and Doctors Can Help

Living with back pain is no easy task, but you don’t have to manage it on your own. Give us a call or text us at 949.716.5050 to visit our Lake Forest, Placentia, and Foothill Ranch Physical Therapy locations and see how we can help!