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Posted in: Herniated disc, Sciatica, and Surgery.

Re-herniated disk L5 - s1

Started by Hanyeye on 02/16/2018 4:33pm

Hi there looking for some advice

I herniated my disk last year after 4 months of pain, I decided to go see a neurosurgeon, got a MRI done and my L5 was herniated pretty bad. I was having bad sciatica down my right leg. I had surgery November 2017 and it went pretty well. Leg pain disappeared and was feeling good. I was still going to physio every week.

Then suddenly after a gym session and carrying my 10 month baby around one day ( he was very ill the poor boy) I woke up in the morning and got the same leg pain again :(. So I decided I better go for a scan and not leave it 4 months this time. Results came back and it’s herniated again :( but not as bad as last time. I have been told to wait it out. It’s been 4 weeks now and I don’t see too much sign of improvement.

Been doing some stretching and seeing my physio every week. Any one else’s disk healed on it’s own? Without more intervention? Thanks

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Hi, Hanyeye--thank you for your post! We are sorry to hear about your recurrent herniated disc.

Herniated discs have the ability to heal on their own through a process called resorption. This means that the disc fragments are absorbed by the body.

Most people suffering from herniated disc respond well to conservative treatment and do not require surgery. Here are some links to learn more about non-surgical treatment for herniated discs:
( Exercise and Herniated Discs )
( Physical Therapy for Herniated Discs )
( Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections for Herniated Discs )

We hope this information helps you, Hanyeye--we wish you the very best!