Re: Disc Protrusion L5/S1
Anddrea...I have not tried myofacial release, but met a young woman (who instructed me on how to use a home traction unit), and she had developed nerve pain after shoulder surgery. This was the only thing that helped her, and she swears by it. It is also something I will try if needed.
You can find a number of books by Pete Egoscue on Amazon. Also, you might wish to look at the McKenzie Method, which is highly accepted as one of the best sets of exercises for low back and sciatic pain.
:-) Hang in there!