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Can you have a normal life with a herniated lumbar disc?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes
75% are better nonop within 2 to 12 weeks from onset of leg pain.
90% get better without surgery. However , lifestyle changes are important to minimize recurrent problems: not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If you need surgery, 90% do well, too especially if they follow the same advice.

In brief: Yes
75% are better nonop within 2 to 12 weeks from onset of leg pain.
90% get better without surgery. However , lifestyle changes are important to minimize recurrent problems: not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If you need surgery, 90% do well, too especially if they follow the same advice.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
Depends on your definition of normal life iin some countries back ache not considered a health problem(ae)volvo award winning paper early 90's many disc herniations resolve on their own or cause no limiting symptoms.

In brief: Yes
Depends on your definition of normal life iin some countries back ache not considered a health problem(ae)volvo award winning paper early 90's many disc herniations resolve on their own or cause no limiting symptoms.
Dr. Mark Weston
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