disc problems are mechanical one due associated with ur action like weight lifting. jumping.riding. forward flexion.etc.
prognosis is depending entirely on radiological finding as well as clinical presentation too.
a single criteria shouldn't be implement in every case.
as in my opinions up to certain extent conservative management be institute. afterwards six week to six months. if ur ur bowl.bladder or motor powers affected. immediately go for minimal invasive technique. avoid open surgery. because its associated with failed back surgery syndrome in 30%case worldwide.
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