I have an annular tear following a ski fall almost 4 weeks ago. There is no disc bulge or herniation and I have no referred pain or leg pain etc. The sharp pains I was having during the initial 3 weeks after the fall have mostly subsided and the injury is improving daily.
What is the prognosis for this type of tear? Will it heal? How long before I am able to return to full activities which include rock climbing, mountain biking and trekking up mountains with heavy packs? Any advice would be appreciated.