Herniated Disc Directory
A herniated disc occurs when the spongy, soft material that cushions the bones of the spine (vertebrae) slips out of place or becomes damaged. You can have a herniated disc in any part of your spine. When a herniated disc presses on a nerve, it can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the area of the body where the nerve travels. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about herniated discs, what a herniated disc looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Do I Have a Herniated Disk?
A herniated disk can cause extreme pain in your lower back. But how do you know when it’s a herniated disk and not just regular old back pain?
When Do I Need Surgery for a Herniated Disk?
Find out when surgery is an option to treat a herniated disk, and which procedures might be right for you.
Understanding Basic Information about Spinal Disk Problems
Learn more from WebMD about the basics spinal disk problems, including herniated disks and degenerative disk disease.
What Is a Herniated Cervical Disk?
A pain in the neck can sometimes be more than sore muscles. If the pain doesn’t get better after several days of rest, it’s possible you might have a herniated cervical disk.
Cervical Disc Disease and Neck Pain
Cervical disc disease can cause radiating pain, as well as numbness and weakness in your shoulders, arm, and hand, but effective treatments can reduce pain and restore your flexibility.
Top Causes of Low Back Pain
Most people experience lower back pain at some time in their lives. Here are the top causes of low back pain and tips for how to prevent it.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Visual Guide to Herniated Disks
Have you felt pain shooting down your leg from your lower back or rear end? It may be that one of the disks that separate the bones of your spine is pushing on a nerve. Learn what causes it and how to manage it.
Slideshow: Back Pain Myths & Facts
WebMD's back pain slideshow lets you in on the truth about the causes and treatments for back pain.