I was just diagnosed with protruding disc and I would like to know if it is genetic problem?

Usually traumatic. Although we all vary and have different hereditary susceptibilities to disc injury and degeneration of our vertebrae and disc structures, in most cases, a disc protrusion is due to either acute or chronic trauma, a sort of wear and tear. Some genetic issues, such as ankylosing spondylitis, may also affect the vertebrae. Your physician can assist in specifics.