What causes a herniated disc? How does a decompression surgery work on the body? Which surgery is best for a herniated disc? These are all questions that our herniated disc videos can help answer. This library provides anatomy and surgery videos related to herniated discs.

See what a cervical herniated disc looks like and understand its symptoms, causes, and treatments in this animated cervical herniated disc video.

Symptoms of a herniated disc occur when the inflammatory proteins present in the disc's inner core or pressure from the disc itself affects a nearby spinal nerve.

See how a herniated disc occurs and how it can cause pain and other symptoms depending on the location of the disc herniation

A herniated disc in the lumbar spine can put pressure on spinal nerve roots, causing pain in the lower back or legs.

The rib cage connects to the thoracic spine. The limited motion and added support from the ribs make the thoracic spine less likely to have a herniated disc occur, however this does occur in a small portion of patients.

In the thoracic spine, if a herniated disc herniates into the spinal cord area rather than away, it may cause spinal cord compression, numbness, and other symptoms called myelopoathy.