A reherniation has similar symptoms to an aggravation of the nerve. With an aggravation, the symptoms are generally not as intense and recede when the aggravating activity is discontinued. This still might take two to three days. With a reherniation, the symptoms are more intense and will not “calm down” over a 2-3 day period.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.