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Will ihave symptoms of herniated discs?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not all the time

About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms.
Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more severe, they are better before any evaluation is done. 90% of symptomatic disc herniations get better with just time independent of any specific treatment. Symptoms range from back or neck pain with/without extremity pain or just arm/leg pain.

In brief: Not all the time

About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms.
Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more severe, they are better before any evaluation is done. 90% of symptomatic disc herniations get better with just time independent of any specific treatment. Symptoms range from back or neck pain with/without extremity pain or just arm/leg pain.
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