Diagram showing how sciatica cam be caused by a lumbar disc injury disc bulge or herniation
Lumbar disc injury can cause sciaticacause sciatica

Lumbar Disc Injury Overview

What is a Lumbar Disc Injury

What is a lumbar disc injury? What’s the difference between a disc bulge a disc herniation and a disc prolapse?

Disc injuries are one of the most common causes of lower back pain. Recovery often takes longer than with other types of back pain. With professional help from your Free2Move Physiotherapist, you can promote optimal recovery and reduce down time. The first step is education. We believe it’s very important that you understand the nature of disc injuries. Managing your injury effectively right from the beginning will save you a lot of pain and reduce overall medical expenses.

A diagram showing a disc bulge or herniationA disc bulge occurs when a weakness in the outer wall allows the disc to change shape. The material on the inside bulges outwards deforming the outer wall, which may put pressure on sensitive surrounding structures including the nerve roots. This is a common and less severe form of disc injury.


A disc herniation (also called a disc prolapse)
occurs when pressure on the disc causes the softer nucleus material to crack the outer wall of the disc and leak out.

Physiotherapy, clinical Pilates and the Feldenkrais Method can all be useful modalities in the recovery process

Read more about lumbar disc injuries and how to recover in the shortest possible time.