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True or False: You Need Surgery For Bulging Or Herniated Discs
Rosi Sexton

“I’ve been suffering from low back pain for a few months now, and an MRI scan shows that I’ve got a bulging disc. I’ve been told that it won’t go back in by itself, so I should try to get surgery. Is this true?”
Let’s start with a bit of heavily over-simplified anatomy. Your spine is a stack of bones (vertebrae) sitting on top of each other, and a spinal disc lies in between each pair of vertebrae. These discs are a little bit like jelly donuts; t...



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