The discs located in the spine are responsible for acting like a cartilage cushion between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine. The soft central region of these discs is called the nucleus pulposus. A disc herniation occurs when the nucleus pulposus protrudes out of the annulus, a ring-like structure which borders the disc, and enters the spinal canal. This often causes nearby nerves to become irritated and/or inflamed, leading to pain, tingling, or numbness in the affected area(s). This condition usually occurs as a result of wear and tear and the natural aging process. Treatment options for this condition may include epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, or medications. Schedule your consultation with Revitalize Medical Center today to explore our extensive variety of non-invasive treatment options.