Nighttime back pain is a special type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, is when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is laying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse.
A disc herniates when the outer portion of the disc ruptures and some of the softer disc nucleus material squeezes out. When a herniated disc is bulging out of position it can push on spinal nerves and cause severe, shooting pain, numbness and/or weakness.