One study found: 97% of Lumbar Disc Herniations Respond to Conservative Care
I have successfully treated patients who have had disc herniations. A disc herniation does not always mean you have to have surgery.
If you have a disc issue why not try conservative care first (chiropractic and physical therapy). They can help you heal with out drugs and surgery. There are other opinions.
Treatment plan of chiropractic care and corrective exercise along with hard work can save you from going under the knife.
From the study: ” Our results suggest that the majority of lumbar disc herniation patients (97%) are successfully managed non-operatively.” (Global Spine Journal)
Lilly DT, Davison MA, Eldridge CM, Singh R, Montgomery EY, Bagley C, Adogwa O. An Assessment of Nonoperative Management Strategies in a Herniated Lumbar Disc Population: Successes Versus Failures. Global Spine Journal. 2020 Jul 7:2192568220936217. Link