Hello, my name is Colin, I am an English person and therefore feel no pain! I have just joined the sight as a result of radiculopathy as a result of a herniated disc. Off for my MRI in a couple of hours for an accurate assessment, hopefully non surgical will be enough to fix it. My question is how does the non surgery work? is it just pain relief untill the body heals itself? by doing this I guess the disc material goes back to its original position? does this mean there will allways be a weakness and a lifelong suseptibility to this injury? does this 'healing ' happen slowly or is there a wonderfull 'moment' through therapy or drugs or relaxation when the disc rights itself? how long does the damaged nerve take to heal? Is surgery, given its high success rate, the best option as this condition may cause problems in later life,(I am 46 now).Thankyou for considering my concerns< any advice would be greatly appreciated, Colin.