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.
Understanding Basic Information about Spinal Disk Problems
Learn more from WebMD about the basics spinal disk problems, including herniated disks and degenerative disk disease.
Lumbar Herniated Disc-Exams and Tests
Initial examinationYour health professional will evaluate your symptoms of leg and back pain using a medical history and physical examination. Your diagnosis will be based on any features that point to irritation of one or more spinal nerves and to the lo
Percutaneous Discectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc
Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
Discectomy or Microdiscectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc
Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
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.
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.