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Possible disc shrinking?

Justin66JJustin66 Posts: 95
I had a discectomy last year on my L4/5 and im still having sciatica problems. Do you guys think there is any chance that the disc that is left will dry up and shrink away from my nerves?


  • I had a herniated disc for 18 months well maybe less because my second MRI showed no more L5-S1 herniated disc though I still had sciatica probably from the annular tear or DDD. Sometimes disc heal on their own but some don't. Time and therapy may help. Not sure if it depends on the size really but my herniated disc was small far right lateral but disc material was in contact with a nerve. I hope it happens for you. I had to get a repeat MRI to check. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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