Herniated Disk: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A man sits on his bed, rubbing his back, possibly from a herniated disc

Though some people with a herniated disk feel no discomfort, others who have this condition – which is also known as a ruptured disk or a herniated disk – may find that hard to believe. For them, the sharp, intense pain that radiates down their leg or arm makes it nearly impossible to work, exercise or do much of anything at all. 

Yale Medicine Orthopedics & Rehabilitation offers patients with herniated disks expert treatment, including an innovative surgical procedure called minimally invasive endoscopic laser-assisted spine surgery.