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Why can a herniated disk cause leg pain?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Back Pain
    When the soft center of a spinal disk is pushed out, it can put pressure on a spinal nerve emerging. And this can send searing pain down the back of the legs. Watch as Dr Oz talks about herniated disks.

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