With lumbar disc syndrome, patients complain of low back and leg pain below the knee, often of sudden onset from a bending and/or twisting maneuver. There is often a past history of several bouts of low back pain that resolved. A thorough examination will help determine the significance of the disc syndrome and an MRI may be required to make a definitive diagnosis.
- Low Back Pain
- Difficulty standing or sitting upright
- Radiating pain in legs
- Pain to cough or sneeze
- Leg weakness
- A severe car crash: loss of bowel or bladder problem