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Can a herniated disc heal on its own?

Can a herniated disc heal on its own?

Yes: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read more

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Dr. Foead Geula
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Slipped Disc (Definition)

The disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip, " a disk may move, split, or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape ...Read more


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Can a herniated bulging disk heal on its own?

Can a herniated bulging disk heal on its own?

Yes!: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The herniated disc often takes up to 3 months to heal. Seek medical attention if there is progressive pain, inability to walk, numbness, weakness, or any changes with bowel/bladder function. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a herniated bulging disk to heal on its own without surgery?

Is it possible for a herniated bulging disk to heal on its own without surgery?

Herniated disk: Most herniated discs heal on their own. Initial rest, physical therapy and anti inflammation medication all work to speed up the healing time. Surgery is reserved for discs that don't respond to the above interventions with continued uncontrollable pain or motor deficit. ...Read more

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Can a tear heal on its own in a rotator cuff?

Can a tear heal on its own in a rotator cuff?

Rotator Cuff: Depends on the size and thickness. Partial thickness tears can heal if they are less than 50% of the thickness of the tendon. Full thickness (complete) tears generally will not heal on their own and will often enlarge with time. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Yes, it can, BUT it-: Is rather unlikely, as they generally don't, unless the tear is a minor one. I don't think they heal but they certainly become symptom-free. Surgery can help certain types of the tears by repairing them which are dependent on the specific site they occur in. Most are however not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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Will a severe compression fracture heal on its own?

Will a severe compression fracture heal on its own?

Yes, over months: A compression fracture happens when a bone of the vertebral column partially collapses. The cubical shape of the bone deforms into a wedge shape on 1 side. The bone will heal over time with the wedge deformity but that usually causes the injured to have a small loss of height which is permanent without surgery. ...Read more

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Can a transverse fracture heal on its own?

Can a transverse fracture heal on its own?

Farcture: Any fracture can heal on its own but that doesn't mean it heals with out complications there are many things that can go wrong during fracture healing, and comics toons can arise at any time. You should get medical attention until a docotor tells you that everything is ok. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage from siatica heal on its own from herniated disk ? Right foot can stand on heel it drops what kind of doc should I see spine doc?

Can nerve damage from siatica heal on its own from herniated disk ? Right foot can stand on heel it drops what kind of doc should I see spine doc?

Be evaluated: You would need to be followed closely. But yes, weakness from a herniated disc can potentially improve as the herniation heals. But you need to be followed closely because if it worsens you might need urgent surgery to avoid a complete and permanent "foot drop." See a spinal surgeon to discuss, even if you don't think you need surgery, you need to be followed by a surgeon just in case. ...Read more

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Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

A serious condition: Having a brain abscess is a serious condition, its not something that heals on its own typically, depending on the size and location of abscess it might be treated with antibiotics or it may need to be drained by a neurosurgeon, typically in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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Can a tfcc tear fully heal on its own or does the pain eventually subside while the tear remains?

Usually no: Joint environments are very avascular and no blood=no healing. Which is why acl tears are reconstructed rather than repaired (ligament replaced). So a tfcc tear will typically not heal, but that doesnt mean that the pain wont go away. If the pain subsides, good...If it doesnt then would go in to be seen. Usually by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?

Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?

Depends: Rotator cuff impingement is often a self limiting problemthat can resolve either on its own or with treatment. The rotator cuff is present these do not feel on their own but if our small can be treated like impingement. Larger rotator cuff tearsleft untreated can lead to arthritis of the show. ...Read more

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Could surgery help a herniated disc better or just letting it heal on it's own?

Could surgery help a herniated disc better or just letting it heal on it's own?

Yes/No: Surgery will remove the disc so it will not heal normally but can result in reduction in pain and resolving any lasting nerve damage due to the disc herniation. Healing on its own will take time and may keep the integrity of the disc intact which may be the best at keeping the disc as normal as possible. Healing on its own can take up to 6-9 months or longer. ...Read more

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Will a cut muscle heal on its own?

Will a cut muscle heal on its own?

Natural Healing: The good news is that muscle has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Will a torn labrum heal on its own?

labrum: A torn labrum can heal on its own, but unfortunately this is not a guarantee. More commonly, the labral tear can become less symptomatic with time, unless instability persists. ...Read more

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Can spinal disc problems ever heal on their own?

Can spinal disc problems ever heal on their own?

Absolutely: Almost 40% of the population by statistic have a ruptured disk in their back without symptoms. It happens at some point in time but they do not keep their symptoms. Of course, sometimes the herniation is so severe that surgery is necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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Four fractured vertabrates, severe pain. Will this heal on its own?

Four fractured vertabrates, severe pain. Will this heal on its own?

Your body will try: Your body will try it's best to heal, but fractured vertebra are difficult to recover. The best you can do is maintain activity as best you can to teach your body you still want to use your vertebra. Make sure you supply plenty of structural materials, by taking supplemental calcium, vitamin d and zinc to heal it. Limit your heavy lifting to avoid reinjury. And then hope for the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more