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Is there a merit to claims that spinal discs can be stretched and hydrated? Is that the same as making a herniated disc heal back to normal?

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Dr. Michael Nelson
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In brief: Disc will change

Discs are not solid structures and will change shape, so a bulging disc may not be as pronounced or may worsen over time.
Because back pain and bulging discs are very common, be wary of any claims to cure back pain and bulging discs. Standard treatment of physical therapy, stretching, core strengthening with anti-inflammatories are the most likely to help.

In brief: Disc will change

Discs are not solid structures and will change shape, so a bulging disc may not be as pronounced or may worsen over time.
Because back pain and bulging discs are very common, be wary of any claims to cure back pain and bulging discs. Standard treatment of physical therapy, stretching, core strengthening with anti-inflammatories are the most likely to help.
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