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What typically happens with my lumbar disc herniation, if I don't go to see a doctor?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: It usually heals

Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own.
Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The herniated disc often takes up to 3 months to heal. Seek medical attention if there is progressive pain, inability to walk, numbness, weakness, or any changes with bowel/bladder function.

In brief: It usually heals

Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own.
Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The herniated disc often takes up to 3 months to heal. Seek medical attention if there is progressive pain, inability to walk, numbness, weakness, or any changes with bowel/bladder function.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Improvementwith time

Mamy reabsorb and pain eases over timewweakness or bowl and bladder changes or permanent numbness severe pain foot drop warrant an eva quicklyl.

In brief: Improvementwith time

Mamy reabsorb and pain eases over timewweakness or bowl and bladder changes or permanent numbness severe pain foot drop warrant an eva quicklyl.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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