Herniated Disc (cont.)
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Your doctor may recommend a short period of rest or reduced activity followed by a gradual increase in activity.
Usually a herniated disc heals on its own. So most of the time nonsurgical treatment is tried first, including:
Surgery is eventually done for about 1 out of every 10 people. It can be a good choice for people who have nerve damage that is getting worse or pain that hasn't improved after at least 4 weeks of nonsurgical treatment.1 For more information, see Surgery.
To help prevent low back pain or a herniated disc:
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