im 16 and nearly a year ago i was diagnosed through x-ray then MRI scan of having a bulging disc in my lower lumbar spine. they said that it ought to shrink back off the nerve, and i should be without pain sooner or later, but they dont know how long its going to take.
as i said its been nearly a year and it hasnt eased at all. I am never without pain, especially in school, where i have to sit for a long period of time, and in PE, which i am taking as a GCSE.
I am seeing an osteopath every so often but i was wondering if anyone knew anything that would help ease the pain, or if anyone has had the same thing and it has got better/not got better.
For bulging discs, you could try the McKenzie exercises. They're designed to pop the disc back into place. There's a book called "Treat your own back" with the exercises in it, or you could find a physical therapy program that is McKenzie approved.
Good luck. It does heal, but sometimes it takes awhile.
Hello Holly, i too have 2 bulging/herniated disk. I have been in constant pain for the past 3 months. Have your doc given you any pain meds or physical therapy? How have you coped a whole year with the pain and do you have nerve pain also? I have almost exhausted all conservative treatment I have been on every pain med, muscle relaxant and now on lyrica for the nerve pain, also pt and 1 esi injection. I am schedule for the 2nd in a couple of weeks. Well, i hope you find some relief and talk to you md about other options. Take care