Is my herniated disc healed?

Patient

Q: I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in the L5 S1 spine about three months at the chiropractors office via xray. The other night, I awoke to wrenching back pain as my body somehow contorted into a strange semi-back bend. The pain was excruciating, however, by the end of the day, I actually felt better. The pain no longer runs down my leg forcing me to have to lay down quickly in order not break down in tears. Does this mean that the disc is in the process of healing?

Doctor

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