Between the vertebrae of your spine are soft discs. They let your spine twist and bend. They absorb shocks. But if damaged, the disc’s soft center can push through the disc wall. That’s a herniated disc. This bulge presses against nerves in your spine.
- Arm or leg pain – depending on whether the herniated disc is in your neck or your lower back
- Radiating numbness or tingling down the arm or leg