Regular Backache Pain? It Could Be Lumbar Slipped Disc
How do you differentiate whether it’s a slipped disc (herniated disc) or just regular backache?
Herniated disc in the lumbar spine can cause:
Sharp shooting pain travel from back to buttock, thigh, calf and toes
Numbness or tingling in the leg and toes
Pain intensified by coughing
Lower body muscle weakness
Muscle spasms or cramps
Yes, you see it right. Herniated disc in the lumbar spine will cause pain and numbness in the limbs. In fact, leg pain could be more severe than back pain.
If you are experiencing these symptoms consistently for 2 weeks or longer, it’s time to discuss with a doctor.
Beware of the symptoms, care for your spine.