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.
Back Pain Prevention
WebMD explains how exercise and lifestyle factor may or may not prevent back pain.
Home Relief from Back Pain
WebMD offers tips for relieving your lower back pain.
Back Pain Exams & Tests
Exams and tests to determine what might be causing your lower back pain.
Time to See a Doctor
When to see a doctor for your back pain.
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
Back Pain Myths & Facts
WebMD's back pain slideshow lets you in on the truth about the causes and treatments for back pain.
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.