A herniated disc occurs when the soft tissues of intervertebral discs bulge through their tougher shell and cause nerve irritation. While some people are lucky and may not have any symptoms, many people with herniated discs experience pain, weak limbs, numbness, and muscle spasms.
While severe herniated discs may require surgery, some people can self-treat the problem. The body can heal through resorption. During resorption, circulation in the affected area will increase, and your bloodstream will absorb the bulging tissue to repair itself.