Will My Disc Herniation Ever Heal?

Remember when you were a kid and you skinned your knee and as the scab healed you had a strange urge to keep picking at it? Many of us can recall our mother’s voice in our head saying “If you keep picking it, it will never heal.” A disc injury is not much different. More accurately, your skinned knee healed despite your picking it but it took a bit longer, right? Similarly, your disc injury will mend nicely if you stop “picking at it” while it’s trying to heal.