Herniated disks occur most often in the lower back. In many cases, they cause no symptoms and require no treatment. Surgery is rarely.
The spinal canal has limited space, which is inadequate for the spinal nerve and the displaced herniated disc fragment. Herniated discs are more common in the lower back (lumbar spine), but also occur in the neck (cervical spine). Lumbar spine (lower back): Sciatica/Radiculopathy.
A herniated disc is also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc; it is one of the most common causes of back and leg pain. Herniated discs usually happen in.