About A Fort Wayne Low Back Disc HerniationLumbar spine disc herniation is the disruption of the integrity of the normal intervertebral disc, the pad of cartilage that sits between the vertebral bones of the spine. Mild disruption of the disc may result in lumbar disc degeneration. More disruption of the disc may result in pain into the leg or foot called sciatica. More serious disruption of the disc may result in a contained lumbar disc herniation or a non-contained lumbar disc herniation. Description Check out what happens to the disc as it degenerates and herniates. Disc Herniation of the Lumbar Spine Learn More about it with this animation. Note the disc herniation compressing the nerve, causing inflammation and pain. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."