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Neurosurgery Atlanta

Dr. Michael T. Stechison, MD, PhD

What does it mean when you have a herniated disc in your back?

At least 80% of people will experience back pain at some time during their life. One common cause of back pain is a lumbar disc herniation. Most frequently, this occurs at the lowest two levels, L4-5 and L5-S1, where most of the forces in movement are greatest.