After consulting with a doctor in Los Angeles on Friday, sources tell RealGM that Dwight Howard has been diagnosed with a herniated disc.

Howard has been advised to cease all basketball-related activities for the next 10 to 15 days as playing could further extend the injury. 

Howard would miss the remainder of the regular season if he follows that advice, but it has not been determined if he will attempt to play through the injury.

Howard first started experiencing pain during a March 30th game against the Mavericks.

The Magic currently have a 34-25 record and sit as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Orlando has seven games remaining in the regular season with four games against teams currently in the playoffs.

With Howard out of the lineup, the Magic have a 1-5 record.