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I've sustaining a herniated disc in my lower back. How long will it take for pain to radiate down the leg?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: It may not at all!

Disc herniations do not necessarily cause any leg pain or sciatica.
Sometimes , you can injure your back and have back pain initially that can evolve to include the leg from minutes, to hours, to days to several weeks. Many times, as the leg pain progresses, the back pain improves, but 90% of disc herniations are treated non operatively.

In brief: It may not at all!

Disc herniations do not necessarily cause any leg pain or sciatica.
Sometimes , you can injure your back and have back pain initially that can evolve to include the leg from minutes, to hours, to days to several weeks. Many times, as the leg pain progresses, the back pain improves, but 90% of disc herniations are treated non operatively.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Maybe never

Disc abnormalites that cause no symptoms are common in the human species.
Why did you get a MRI without leg pain?

In brief: Maybe never

Disc abnormalites that cause no symptoms are common in the human species.
Why did you get a MRI without leg pain?
Dr. Mark Weston
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