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Low back disc herniation

Intervertebral discs are located between spinal bones called vertebrae. They provide cushioning and support. Over time these discs may become damaged, tear or move out of place (herniate). Herniated discs are sometimes called slipped discs or ruptured discs. A disc herniation occurs when disc material migrates or moves beyond where it normally sites (ring apophysis), this disc material can move up and down or out.

For more information on herniated discs, please visit our intervertebral disc section of the website.


Depending on the location of the herniated disc individuals will experience low back pain and if the herniation compresses nerves or the spinal cord there will also be neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. In the low back when a herniated disc compresses a nerve and pain results that travels down the leg this is sometimes called sciatica.


Treatment of disc herniations depends on many factors such as the location, nature and severity of the disc herniation. There are different kinds of disc herniations. Some will be successfully managed with chiropractic and physiotherapy while others may need surgical treatment. For more information please consult with your health provider.

Other causes of low back pain

The following conditions are some causes of low back pain.