< Low Back & Leg Pain Conditions
Herniated Discs – General

As the body ages or suffers wear and tear, discs between the spinal vertebrae may become thin and less effective in cushioning the bones of the spine.

Disc herniation, also known as herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), results from the displacement of the disc’s center, which may move through a crack in the disc’s outer layer and put pressure on a spinal nerve root. The most common herniations of the lumbar spine may cause the lower back and leg pain often characterized as sciatica. Herniations may also occur in the cervical vertebrae of the neck causing arm pain.