Hello. I was in a car accident hit by a drunk driver on Labor day weekend. It has resulted in two herniated discs, L4 and L5 and an annular tear. It has been three weeks tomorrow and I have been in pain ever since. I am coping with it, lack of bending over has helped the pain a lot, however this is very life limiting. I would like to know if this is something that if I don't have surgery am I always vulnerable to further damage and rupturing the discs or can I live normally again?