What Causes Herniated Discs?
Herniated discs can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose herniated discs, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "herniated discs" as a symptom. For example, poor musculoskeletal health.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of stress fractures
moderate morning stiffness
loss of height
history of many broken bones
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of herniated discs.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you ever had a herniated disc ("slipped disc")?
→ No / don't know
→ Yes, one minor episode
→ Yes, several minor or one major episode
→ Yes, several major episodes
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate herniated disc(s), The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Poor Musculoskeletal Health
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