A 28-year-old male asked:
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does a minor slipped disc goes to its normal place over time?

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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Unsure of how " minor" your disc problem is; but if the soft portion of the disc has not ruptured through the tough, outer part( the annulus)then you have a good chance of it resolving w/ time. Especially if you are not overweight and not involved in activities which stress the disc repeatedly . See your ors.
Answered on Oct 16, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Disc Protrusion: A small protrusion CAN resorb but unlikely to "go back into place." Symptoms may not necessarily be linked to the presence of that slippage, or its desired absence.
Answered on Nov 11, 2020

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