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How to Find Out If I Have a Bulging or Herniated Disc?

Updated: Jun 1

If you’re suffering from back pain, here are a few simple steps to determine if you have a bulging or herniated disc.

1. If you’ve been sitting for a while and when you try to stand up, your lower back feels stiff or you can’t straighten up right away.

2. If you sit down and extend one leg while looking down and feel shooting pain down your legs or lower back. (This is called a slump test.)

3. If you’re laying down flat on your bed and lift both legs together and try to hold it, but you can’t because you’re having a pain in your lower back.

If you have any of these symptoms or are dealing with other types of back pain, give my office a call.

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