Disc-related pain can stem from a variety of causes, but is most often the result of degenerative changes in the discs themselves. These changes can include things like wear and tear, injury, or disease. Degenerative changes put pressure on the surrounding nerve tissue, which can lead to pain, numbness, or weakness. In some cases, disc-related pain can also be caused by problems with the bones, muscles, or ligaments that support the spine. Treatment for disc-related pain will vary depending on the underlying cause. In many cases, conservative measures like rest, ice, and heat can help to ease symptoms. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help strengthen the surrounding muscles and ligaments. If these measures are not effective, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the nerves or to repair damaged discs.