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How long will?Herniated disc pain last?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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In brief: No more than 6 month

Most herniated disk symptoms resolve with therapy, medication and time.
When pain is associated with numbness, tingling and/or weakness it is essential to treat the condition before nerve damage is permanent. After oral steroids and therapy, epidural steroid injections are used to calm down the nerve irritation. If all of this fails, surgery can be used to relieve symptoms.

In brief: No more than 6 month

Most herniated disk symptoms resolve with therapy, medication and time.
When pain is associated with numbness, tingling and/or weakness it is essential to treat the condition before nerve damage is permanent. After oral steroids and therapy, epidural steroid injections are used to calm down the nerve irritation. If all of this fails, surgery can be used to relieve symptoms.
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