Numbness and Tingling
Most of the bodily conditions that involve nerve damage cause localized numbness and tingling – and so it true for herniated discs. Feelings of numbness and tingling sensations can develop right after the disc herniation due to the pressure caused by an injury, fall, or any other underlying cause. These symptoms usually accompany the course of the affected nerve. For example, in the case of lumbar region disc herniation, you may feel numbness and tingling in the course of the sciatic nerve. This can start from the buttocks to the foot.
The intensity of these symptoms can vary and depends on how small or big is the herniated disc and how much pressure it is exerting on the affected nerve.