Symptoms of a herniated disk include arm pain, leg pain and numbness, according to Mayo Clinic. Other symptoms include tingling sensations and muscle weakness in the affected area.
A herniated disc usually occurs in the lower back and neck, but it can also occur in the upper back, notes Spine-health. Associated pain, weakness and numbness resulting from a herniated disk tends to appear in the vicinity of the body that the affected nerve serves. For instance, a herniated disk in the lower portion of the back often leads to severe pain in the buttocks, thigh, calf and foot, while a herniated disk in the neck may cause intense pain in the shoulder and arm, explains Mayo Clinic.