A herniated disc typically occurs in the lower back, but it can also be found in the neck. Although some people experience no symptoms at all, a herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and result in back and neck pain, along with numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.
As the body ages, your spinal discs lose some of their water content, which makes them less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing. Disc herniation is most often the result of this degeneration. Other possible causes include: