Top
30
Doctor insights on: Does A Herniated Disc Ever Go Away

Share
1

1
Can a herniated disc be corrected on its own? Will it go away or is this a permanent condition?

Can a herniated disc be corrected on its own? Will it go away or is this a permanent condition?

Yes. Yes.: Herniated discs do heal. Surgery is not a requirement unless you have very specific and obvious complications. Back pain on the other hand may or may not be related to the disc or to its recovery. Disc does not equal pain and pain also does not equal disc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
848 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Could a herniated disc and my sciatic pain ever go away naturally?

Yes: Many patients with a symptomatic disc herniation improve with time and appropriate conservative care. Conservative measures include nsaids, pt, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and time. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

3

3
Can a herniated disc and my sciatica pain ever go away naturally?

Can a herniated disc and my sciatica pain ever go away naturally?

You can learn: Hypnosis and lose weight to reduce the pain, however, if you have a herniated disc it will continue to cause pain until you are able to have an operation to fix the disc. Consult with a back specialist but in the meantime, learn hypnosis from a qualified clinical psychologist. ...Read more

4

4
I have a herniated disc at c6c7 pinching a nerve causing cervical radiculopathy down my arm. Will the pain and numbness go away suddenly or gradually?

I have a herniated disc at c6c7 pinching a nerve causing cervical radiculopathy down my arm. Will the pain and numbness go away suddenly or gradually?

Either or: Sometimes people get lucky and the pain may go away suddenly, but most patients with a structured physical therapy program, possible medication use, heat to the area, etc., . will see a gradual improvement. Best wishes. ...Read more

7

7
After spinal surgery for a herniated disc at l4-l5 and l5-s1 how long will it take for foot numbness to go away?

After spinal surgery for a herniated disc at l4-l5 and l5-s1 how long will it take for foot numbness to go away?

Months: For many patients, the numbness resolves. However, it can take several months. In a smaller percentage it persists but tends to be less bothersome over time. ...Read more

8

8
Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7, arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis. Options

Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7, arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis. Options

Neck/sh problems: The symptoms could be improved with treatments such as physical therapy. Herniated discs sometimes may decrease in size over time. The arthritis and stenosis may not go away, but more often, the symptoms including those of the shoulder could improve over time and with various treatments. ...Read more

9

9
Will a herniated disk go away by itself?

Will a herniated disk go away by itself?

Possibly: If the herniation is acute (just happened) a common course is that these issues resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. Often physical therapy and anti-inflammatories are important in the healing process. If the pain does not resolve with these conservative measures or is accompanied by lower extremity weakness/numbness you should seek the care of an expert as soon as possible. ...Read more

10

10
Had tsi yesterday for 2 pinched nerves, herniated disk on2 level injections, takes 7-1o days before the pain with go away if it works. What are my option?

Had tsi yesterday for 2 pinched nerves, herniated disk on2 level injections, takes 7-1o days before the pain with go away if it works. What are my option?

Injections for HNP: If injections work, and 3-5 per year keep you out of the or, keep it up. But if you only get a week or two relief, time to try something else. Mckenziept is an option, nsaids, other nerve pain meds. Failing that, if it is hnp, have discectomies--outpatient surgery with excellent results for leg pain. ...Read more

11

11
How fast can I make my herniated disk go away?

How fast can I make my herniated disk go away?

Be patient: Most (more than 90%) will improve with time, but it takes 6 to 12 weeks. Anti-inflammatory medication (like Ibuprofen and naproxen) may hasten the process, but be careful of side effects (read the package insert).Trying to maintain regular activities and exercise may also help you recover. ...Read more

12

12
Does a herniated disk at L5 s1 ever go away without having a epidural injection? Why does my ankle hurt so much on the right side of the disk

Does a herniated disk at L5 s1 ever go away without having a epidural injection? Why does my ankle hurt so much on the right side of the disk

Yes it does!: Lots of people live not knowing they have 1. Also if some1 has pain and 1 is found, pain attributed to it. Surgery doesn't always helpi have patients who got rid of even foot drops with yoga and or rehab.
Pain is just your body telling you you are doing something wrong, and at that point it is often reversible if you listen.
Yes it cd go away, but what you really need is have it silent. ...Read more

13

13
What will fix a herniated disc, will I ever be able to go back to normal daily activities or will this pain last forever?

What will fix a herniated disc, will I ever be able to go back to normal daily activities or will this pain last forever?

It varies: Most herniated disks heal on their own. The leg pain usually subsides, but some chronic low back pain is common. The best thing most people can do is to be as normal as possible during the early phase, but limiting uncomfortable positions/activities, heavy lifting, bending, twisting. Low impact aerobic activity is excellent for low back health (30 minutes 3 times a week minimum). ...Read more

14

14
I have a herniated disc. Why does pain come and go, down my butt to leg?

I have a herniated disc. Why does pain come and go, down my butt to leg?

The herniated disk: Is pressing on the spinal nerve root causing the discomfort to shoot down your leg. ...Read more

15

15
If I get a herniated disc will the pain come and go or is that a pinched nerve that does that?

May be: Pain may come and go at the beginning, but if not taken care of gradually if may get worse and pain becomes permanent. Consult your doctor to discuss conservative preventive care, to avoid progression ...Read more

16

16
If I have a herniated disc, can I go back to running regularly once the pain goes away? Is there anything special I should do or watch out for?

Sure!: Many herniated discs can be treated without any type of procedure. As long as you are not experiencing symptoms like, numbness or weakness in your legs, loss of bowel or bladder control, then getting back to exercising is a great goal! ...Read more

17

17
Which doc should I go see for herniated disc?

Which doc should I go see for herniated disc?

Yes: See your pcp first. You may need to get an MRI to evaluate this spine pain and possibly evaluation from spine/pain specialist. ...Read more

18

18
I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade is surgery really going to fix it permantly?

I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade is surgery really going to fix it permantly?

Cervical spine: The herniated dick is in the cercical spine. Your surgeon has to determine the evidence that the pain comes from the hernietaion, correlation between symptoms and findings and the electromyogram. If there are criteria for surgery and the pain is related to the disk that is suspected. Surgery should help. ...Read more

19

19
I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade. Is surgery really going to fix it permanently?

See below: There are no "discs" in your shoulder blade. A degenerative joint or disc in the neck can refer pain to the shoulder blade. A pinched nerve in your neck or upper back can also cause pain near the shoulder blade. There are many non-surgical options to consider before surgery including medication, physical therapy, and injections. Discuss these options with your md. ...Read more

20

20
I think I may have degenerate disc disease or a herniated disk how soon should I go in I can barely move and it has been a few years last few weeks ar?

I think I may have degenerate disc disease or a herniated disk how soon should I go in I can barely move and it has been a few years last few weeks ar?

Anytime, but: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure you have adequate sleep and good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for lower back pain. You may require additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. ...Read more

21

21
How to heal herniated disc?

How to heal herniated disc?

Most do on their own: Most herniated disks heal on their own, but is may take 3 to 6 months. Only 2% or so will go on to surgery. Sometimes injections will reduce symptoms to the point that surgery is not necessary. Try to live as normal as possible, avoiding uncomfortable positions and activities. It is probably best to avoid heavy lifting, bending, twisting for about a month. Otherwise, stay active. ...Read more

22

22
What is a herniated disc?

Herniated Disk: The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disc. ...Read more

23

23
How do I fix a herniated disc?

Time, PT, surgery: Most herniated discs do not need to be fixed. They are not symptomatic and the body will adapt to them. If there is a symptomatic herniated disc, it will likely heal on its own. If persistent, mckensie pt can help. In rare cases of persistent leg pain with a herniated disc, surgery is the best way to remove the offending fragment. ...Read more

24

24
How is a herniated disc treated?

It depends: If there is potential for loss of function (muscle waisting in a limb) due to compression of the nerve root that supplies a group of muscles, if you are medically stable and considered to have good rehab potential. An experienced spine surgeon may, with your consent, offer surgery. Usually non surgical approaches precded this by days to months (traction, physiotherapy, medications). ...Read more

25

25
What causes a herniated disc bad?

What causes a herniated disc bad?

Pressure and: Movements of the spine. Generally speaking the more you twisting and bend at the waist while holding a heavy object the more likely you will result in a bulging or herniated disc due to the pressure inflicted on the area of the spine. ...Read more

26

26
When will my herniated disc heal?

When will my herniated disc heal?

May take months: It is pertinent that a European study of un-operated ruptured discs showed desiccation and shrinkage spontaneously over a period of 8-10 months. ...Read more

27

27
How to you treat a herniated disc?

How to you treat a herniated disc?

Many different ways: We usually combine physical therapy with pain management. You may need an MRI of your spine to look at the slipped disk if you are not getting better. At times a focal pain injection or even surgery is needed to improve the pain. ...Read more

28

28
Can a herniated disc be hereditary?

Can a herniated disc be hereditary?

Hard to Say: Some families have predisposition for back ailments, but hard to say if disc herniation specifically is related to genetics. ...Read more

29

29
Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

Back and/or Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

30

30
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