Care at CNSO – Understanding Epidural Steroid Injection for Herniated Disc, Pinched Nerves, or Spinal Stenosis
A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, is a condition, where a part of the spine suddenly bulges out or is torn open and the content presses on a surrounding nerve or the spinal cord itself. The nerve or spinal cord becomes irritated by the pressure causing a radiating pain depending on the level of the herniated disc. If there is a neck herniation, pain in the neck will travel down the arm. If it is a lower back herniation, pain will travel from the lower back through the buttocks, and/or into the leg and possibly the foot.