I represent a lot of people who injure their backs. Many of those individuals end up with something called a herniated disc. It is amazing to me that there is so little explanation to my clients of what a herniated disc is and how to treat it. This lack of information can lead to confusion and a lot of unnecessary fear. There is an easy to understand overview of herniated discs and corresponding treatment at the following link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herniateddisk.html.