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Bennie

584d

Goodmorning I was wondering if there is anything u can do for a bulging disc? I doing physical therapy but not helping at all. My L4 and L5 and S1 are injured. Does the pain ever go away?

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    • Brittanie

      580d

      I was hoping to read some comments of good news...:( I've been living with chronic lower back pain for 8 years, going on 9...and to concur with a couple others, it just gets worse. I have a ruptured disc and they want to do a disc replacing on the one that is pinching my sciatica. But I have to quit smoking cigs and idk if I can do it. 😞

    • Brittanie

      580d

      I was hoping to read some comments of good news...:( I've been living with chronic lower back pain for 8 years, going on 9...and to concur with a couple others, it just gets worse. I have a ruptured disc and they want to do a disc replacing on the one that is pinching my sciatica. But I have to quit smoking cigs and idk if I can do it. 😞

    • Johnj

      584d

      I have the same exact L4-L5 -S1 .. unfortantley yes only gets worse , same pt , shots , etc etc .. stretching helps ice and heat .. my leg goes numb , now i feel it to my foot ,, makes my anxiety soooo bad ..

    • 1SillySally

      584d

      No the pain only gets worse and now my legs go numb. I meditate and pray for strength to get through another day. I have other orthopedic issues and am limited to life itself it is very depressing.

    • dmick1980

      584d

      I hope it gives you some relief, I've learned to just deal with it, sucks but what eles can I do lol.. also my chiropractor told me deadlifts with kettlebells using proper form help alot..strengthen you're legs and low back is huge. You can do it with no weight also.

      • Bennie

        584d

        @dmick1980 oh ok well that is good to know gonna have to try that once I’m able to lift again.

    • dmick1980

      584d

      I have the same issues, I've been going to a chiropractor and making sure I do all the stretches it helps tremendously. For me stretching is key. No it never goes away I've had this problem for over a decade. You can do the cortisone shots but I'm not one for those.

      • Bennie

        584d

        @dmick1980 if u don’t mind me asking does chiropractor help u?

      • Bennie

        584d

        @dmick1980 oh damn that sucks I just had an epidural recently like 3 weeks ago and it didn’t help either. I haven’t tried the cortisone shot yet. I’m being sent to pain management next I heard they offer a lot of other things to try to help for pain and I’m gonna start aquatic therapy soon. I just hope something helps soon. I’m sorry ur in pain too this sucks.

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