Disc protrusion is a common form of spinal disc deterioration that can cause neck and back pain. Changes occurring with the regular aging process are responsible for disc deteriorations, although an injury might speed up the degenerative process. However protruding disc may go undetected unless it encroaches upon a nearby nerve.
When functioning correctly, the spinal vertebrae are cushioned by pliable, oval-shaped discs that essentially act as shock absorbers for the neck and back. Over time, however, discs deteriorate and might bulge beyond their normal anatomical positions in the spinal column. Learn about a disc protrusion diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment options in the following article.