Main: 815.398.9491 | Ortho Express: 779 .771.7000

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of the disc pushes through a crack in the exterior bone, also known as your vertebrae. It can irritate nearby nerves which may result in pain, and weakness or numbness in an arm or leg.  There are also many people who do not experience any symptoms.  Treatment includes physical therapy, medication and possible surgery; however most people do not need surgery to correct this problem.

© OrthoIllinois, formerly known as Rockford Orthopedic Associates 2017