Hello I am not sure if I will need surgery. When a disc is herniated even slightly will it eventually heal if left alone? I was told it would heal with scar tissue. Does this mean it will continue to press on the nerve? The nerve pressure is causing inflammation from my understanding if this pressure never goes away neither will the inflammation. At this point I have nerve denervation which means there is probably already permanent damage, I want to prevent future breakdown and hopefully figure out if I should continue with physical therapy and not worry about other health procedures....for example epidural/surgery. Please help me by responding as soon as possible.