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How Often Is Surgery Necessary for Herniated Discs?

It is often possible to treat or manage the symptoms associated with a herniated disc without surgery. While it is rarely a first recommendation, for some people, surgery may be required. According to research cited by Harvard Health, ...
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Can Sitting Make a Herniated Disc Worse?

Along with excessive reaching, stretching, and bending, sitting can aggravate the symptoms of a herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a “ruptured” or “bulging” disc) for some people. This does not mean you cannot actually sit ...
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Can a Herniated Disc Be Healed with Exercise?

IIt is not unusual to have a herniated disc. Fortunately, there are many nonsurgical ways to minimize the symptoms associated with a disc that is irritating a nearby nerve—often enough to significantly improve your ability to do what you ...
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Bulging Disc vs. Herniated Disc: Which One Is More Serious?

The human spine consists of 24 vertebrae along with accompanying soft, spongy discs for added cushion and support. Any abnormality affecting any of these discs has the potential to be a source of discomfort or pain, especially lower back ...
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Can My Herniated Disc Abruptly Heal on Its Own?

Spinal discs are surprisingly resilient and durable. For this reason, it is not unusual for disc-related symptoms to eventually go away. This is sometimes the case with herniated discs, a common problem often associated with age, sudden ...
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Can a Herniated Disc Cause Permanent Nerve Damage?

Most of the time, pain associated with a herniated disc does go away, usually within a matter of months after the initial onset of symptoms. But there are some instances when nerve damage related to a herniated disc could become permanent. ...
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Sports with a Higher Risk of Herniated Discs

Physical activities, including sports, are generally good for your spine and the rest of your body. However, some sports can place enough added stress on your lower back to contribute to herniated discs. This doesn't mean you have to avoid ...
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Can a Bulging Disc Fully Heal?

A "bulging disc" isn't fully herniated, although it may eventually reach that point. It can still significantly affect nearby nerves in a similar way. The good news is the discomfort associated with this type of disc-related damage doesn't ...
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Is It Worth It to Have Surgery for a Herniated Disc?

Spinal discs are rubbery and spongy enough to cushion the spine's bones but still flexible enough to handle the stress from daily movements. Eventually, all this wear and strain can lead to damage to certain discs, especially ones in the ...
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Do Some People Have a Higher Risk of Herniated Discs?

A herniated spinal disc has the potential to affect anyone of any age. At the same time, there are risk factors that can make some people more prone to herniated discs than others. To give you a better idea of whether or not you may be ...
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