Slipped Disk (cont.)
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What Is the 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.
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