Ruptured Disc

Every time you sit down, stoop to pick something up, or lean forward
to reach for something, you use your lower back. It gets a lot of
wear and tear from simple daily activities, and that’s why back
conditions like a lumbar ruptured disc are relatively common. In the
case of a ruptured or herniated disc, regular use, over use, or
injury has caused one of the shock-absorbing discs in your lower
back to break open, allowing its gel-like center to leak into the
spinal canal. That material presses on a nerve, and the result is
pain, numbness, tingling and even weakening in the limbs. In very
severe cases, loss of bowel and bladder control occurs. A ruptured
disc in the lower back can also cause sciatica—pain resulting from
the compression of the sciatic nerve—and the symptoms can be felt
all the way to the toes