Conditions & Treatments
Discs are located between the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers for your spine. A disc herniation is when the contents of the disc go beyond its normal borders. When the gel-like material of the disc exits its confined space, it can cause impingement on the spinal cord and/or nerves, which can lead to pain, numbness and/or weakness. The herniated disc also releases chemicals that cause irritation and inflammation in the surrounding tissues.