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Can a herniated lumbar disc further herniate after several years causing worse pain?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes indeed-

-i had s symptomatic disk for 10 years, & one day i was seeing patients & i suddenly lost all strength in my gastroc complex and was unable to push off when I walked.
So it did get worse as I only had pain before. Called a neurosurgeon friend of mine @ Mayo & had surgery the next day. Never had trouble since. Go to the gym, dead lift & more, no trouble.

In brief: Yes indeed-

-i had s symptomatic disk for 10 years, & one day i was seeing patients & i suddenly lost all strength in my gastroc complex and was unable to push off when I walked.
So it did get worse as I only had pain before. Called a neurosurgeon friend of mine @ Mayo & had surgery the next day. Never had trouble since. Go to the gym, dead lift & more, no trouble.
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