How are spinal hernias treated?
Not every hernia requires surgery
Some 70 to 80% of all hernias heal of their own accord, following rest and physiotherapy. In other words, patients must not rush into surgery. On the other hand, the recovery process may take longer if a patient waits too long before undergoing surgery. Generally speaking, surgeons will wait at least six weeks before operating on a patient (unless there is an indication for emergency surgery), but will want to perform surgery within 6 months of the onset of the pain (if the pain lasts that long).
So what happens when I undergo surgery?
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