They came without warning, those brutal hip and leg pains that made every step she took a living hell. "First I thought of an inflammation or even arthrosis," says Nicole (53). The doctors groped in the dark for a long time. It was only when the orthopedist also took x-rays of the spine that he discovered the cause: a herniated disc!

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Herniated disc: With a new mini operation, the agonizing suffering can be cured in just two days