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A 23-year-old male asked:

After taking medicines for slipped disc am ok for 2months but again now it pains a lot .is surgery is de only cure?anyother treatmen? im a sportperson

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Last resort: Surgery useful if all conservative measures have failed, you have worsening numbness, weakness, atrophy or bladder problems, but if you can wait, it is likely that your disc may desiccate and shrink over several months. Back exercises may be valuable, especially the McKenzie protocol.

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