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Dr. Nagaraj 89% (3802 ratings)
Slip disc/lumbar disc herniation the lumbar spine has a soft cartilaginous material which lies between two adjacent spinal bones and has a jelly like material in its center called lumbar disc.

This soft disc can degenerate leading to a rupture of the disc and leakage of the jelly like material. This is one of the common causes of compression of the nerve the patient will suffer from significant pain in lower back that radiates down to the leg - sciatica
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