The disruption that chronic lower back pain can cause limits your daily activities and your quality of life. Lumbar disc disease occurs in the lumbar or lower area of the spine. As the discs degenerate, this disc material can press on the nerves located just behind the disc causing pain and numbness. At the Colorado Spine and Scoliosis Institute, we know the frustration patients feel living with this kind of pain. If you are considering lumbar back surgery in Littleton, give our office a call.