large annular tear, how long to heal?
I have a large annular tear on L4/L5 from top to bottom. A chunk of disc was sitting in the opening and the doc removed it. He says it will now have a chance to heal. He told me 6 weeks, but I am leary of believing that because I've had this pain for over 2 years. I HOPE this surgery did the trick, but just don't trust it, as I am still in pain. Not spine pain like before, but aching. Anyone had luck healing such a large tear and how long did it take? I am still not sitting 6 weeks post op just to make sure I don't reherniate more material out. any advice?? Thanks in advance.