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A 31-year-old male asked:

Disc bulge can cure by medicine completely without surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
First, a bulging : Disc is a fairly normal finding. Treatment depends on correctly diagnosing the cause of pain. Most are treated non operatively. Lifestyle factors play a role like smoking, being overweight and not exercising regularly. Medication, time, activity modification play a role along with exercise for core strength, cardiovascular and flexibility. Only about 10% of disc problems need surgery.
Dr. Foead Geula
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
Kind of: Many disc bulges resorb over time. If you have no neurologic deficit, conservative care and medication management may be enough to treat your discomfort.

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Last updated Jan 4, 2014


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