Slipped Disk (cont.)
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Prognosis of a Slipped Disk
The vast majority of disk problems improve without any surgical intervention. Most people are able to return to normal function (with emphasis on protecting the spine from recurrent or new injury) within a short time. It is not unusual for similar symptoms to return in the future, however. Therefore, long-term maintenance exercise regimens are recommended for prevention of reinjuring a slipped disk.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
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