I thought I read this differently as far as the disc being a pain generator beyond a herniation. With regards to a tear leaking out the pulpous and burning nerves, and or the annulous fibers healing inward to cause instability of the disc,etc….
Does a good EMG mean that the nerve path is good and void of a sciatic neuropathy? But that doesn’t mean that the nerve can’t be a path for radicular pain?
I guess I wonder how you are so sure (with all due respect), based on the info I supplied, that the disc is not the pain generator?