Lower Back Pain

Lumbar Disc Protrusion

The lumbar portion of the spine is the area just above your buttocks. It’s the lower most part of the spine that joins the skeletal structures of the legs. This is the most susceptible area of herniated disk or bulging disk.

The lumbar portion of the spine is the area just above your buttocks. It’s the lower most part of the spine that joins the skeletal structures of the legs. This is the most susceptible area of herniated disk or bulging disk. The lumbar spine plays a very important role in supporting the balance and movement of the body while working, walking, lifting, kneeling, or even sitting. Lumbar disc protrusion is a disorder of the lumbar spine where one or two discs bulge out of the vertebrae of the spine. The spine has vertebrae joints that have discs inserted which are also called cushions.


When the disc or the cushions bulge out the bundle of spinal nerves in the joints, the nerves get pinched. The injury to the nerves and the muscles attached causes the back pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. If there any kind of bulging is detected, the doctor confirms lumbar disc protrusion.


Lumbar disc protrusion has become the common problem for a majority of the Americans. Mainly, because of their lifestyles and unhealthy habits. They rarely take care to eat nutritious food and the bones become weak and fragile. The bones lose their tensile strength as they age. Secondly, they maintain no exercise standards and due to lack of physical activity they become victim of sprains or strains. Then is the problem of sitting and maintaining body postures.