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Lumbar herniated disc: Causes, symptoms and treatment

A lumbar herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft inner gel of a spinal disc in the lower back (lumbar region) protrudes through a tear in the tougher outer layer. This condition can cause significant pain and discomfort, as the herniated material can irritate nearby nerves. In her latest online article, renowned consultant neurosurgeon Mrs Anne Mitchener offers her expert insight into this condition, including the common causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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