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When is surgery needed for degenerative disc disease?

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In brief: Rapid progression

When pain becomes unmanageable, and there is progressive loss of strength and sensation, and a risk to bladder function occurs, there is little hesitation, but if one has merely a radiological disc lesion, it may well shrink and dessicate in about 8-9 months, and surgery is not necessary.

In brief: Rapid progression

When pain becomes unmanageable, and there is progressive loss of strength and sensation, and a risk to bladder function occurs, there is little hesitation, but if one has merely a radiological disc lesion, it may well shrink and dessicate in about 8-9 months, and surgery is not necessary.
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