Herniated Discs in Lower Back

This condition occurs at the disc between the vertebrae of the spine. The discs are soft and let your spine twist and bend and absorb shocks. When damaged, the disc’s soft center pushes through the disc wall and creates a herniated disc. This bulge presses against nerves in your spine. A herniated disc can be caused by wear and tear of aging or from traumatic injury or lifting something heavy. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness that can be felt in the buttocks, leg or foot.

Treatments are based on the injury and include rest, medications, physical therapy, spinal injection with fluoroscopy or surgery.