Does anyone have any idea how long it takes for a disc to heal after it's been herniated, assuming that it's going to? I realize that sometimes it just never goes back into place and has to be operated on, but I'm assuming that this disc is healing and will shrink back into spot.
How long should i wait before seeing my doctor? I was starting to feel a bit better over the weekend, but today I went for a walk and to therapy and now I'm back to the same awful pain all over again. I really wanted to wait til the end of the month to talk to my spine surgeon about it, but the pain is really getting to me and I think I may need to see someone before that.
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