-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A spinal disk becomes herniated when the
inside contents bulge out from a weakened portion of the disk and
put pressure on surrounding nerves.
The resulting pain may affect the leg, foot or hip if the
slipped disk is in the lower back. A herniated disk in the neck can
cause pain in the upper back and shoulders.
The ADAM Encyclopedia says painful symptoms of a herniated disk
tend to worsen:
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