A herniated disc is one of the most common reasons for needing back surgery, especially if it is causing weakness or numbness in the leg. See your doctor and get a consultation with a spine surgeon (usually an orthopedist or neurosurgeon). You don't want nerve problems to become permanent. A microdiskectomy can sometimes be done as day surgery. Hope you feel better.
Answered Jul 25, 2020
The first line of treatment for any herniation. Surgery is never good as advertised especially in a young person. Most disc herniations improve over time but it can take 1-2 months. I tell my patients to start a gradual walking program. If you can walk 3 miles (about 5 k) you should be ok. Other sue steroids, steroid injections and/or surgery might be needed.
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