Disc pain may occur when a patient has a symptomatic degenerated disc (one that causes neck, mid or low back pain or other symptoms). It is the disc itself that is painful and is the source of pain. This type of pain is typically called axial pain.
Disks are Mother Nature’s shock absorbers located between the vertebrae. A herniated disk is the pushing out of the disk out of its normal anatomical position.
Herniated disks may cause headache, neck, arm, mid-back, chest wall, lower back or leg pain and/or numbness. Either the herniated disk or leaking nucleus pulposis can cause irritation of the nerve roots passing near the disk. Disk’s may herniate through vigorous physical activities, trauma, or just spontaneously. Usually patients will not need surgery for herniated disks.
Tail-bone Pain, Coccydynia
Coccydynia is pain in the area of the coccyx (tail-bone). Coccydynia may be caused by direct pressure from sitting, trauma to the area, or muscle spasms in the pelvic floor region. To resolve the persistent pain not amenable to conservative treatment often ganglion of impar, coccygeal, and hypogastric plexus nerve blocks are needed.