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How long does it usually take for a herniated disk to heal?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 75% by 3 months

90% by one year!

In brief: 75% by 3 months

90% by one year!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Symptoms resolve but

I dont think of the disc as healing ever but herniation can be reabsobed and the nerve irritation calmed and symptoms reolve in 6 weeks to 2years.
Look up the sport trial for disc herniatiions. Non op and op groups the same outcome at 2years op group . Op group got better faster.

In brief: Symptoms resolve but

I dont think of the disc as healing ever but herniation can be reabsobed and the nerve irritation calmed and symptoms reolve in 6 weeks to 2years.
Look up the sport trial for disc herniatiions. Non op and op groups the same outcome at 2years op group . Op group got better faster.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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