Back pain can have many causes, sometimes it is the disc. The disc is a cushioning cartilage between each of the spine bones called vertebrae. The disc has a unique structure and is designed to take lots of pressure and other stresses. Occasionally there can be swelling and even tears in that cartilage. Here is some information for you and how you can help determine your best course of action. Don’t always believe the doctor that sees you, rememeber they are selling you SOMETHING… a drug, a shot, a treatment plan, a SURGERY… and we all know we can buy stuff we dont really need. In this case that can be a life long problem… buyer beware!Natural BodyWorks website.