Where Pain Often Begins
As many as 8 out of 10 reported symptoms of neck pain and low back pain start at the spinal disc level. That means the shooting pain in your leg or your arm may be your body’s way of letting you know something’s going on with your spine.
The disc between your vertebrae can experience microtrauma everyday due to structural imbalances caused by scoliosis, or deconditioned core musculature. Large shearing forces caused by auto accidents or other trauma also result in spinal instability and disc injury.