The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, separated by intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers. Pressure on the nerves that branches out of the spinal cord may trigger pain, numbness, tingling or weakness.
These symptoms might be caused by:

  • Injured discs that protrude between the vertebrae (disc herniation)
  • Bone lesions (fractures)
  • Narrowing of the intervertebral space (spinal stenosis).
  • Growths (tumors).
  • Infected cavities (abscesses)
  • Cavities with blood (bruises)