I am just wondering...and praying and wishing my PT would be right about my back. I have a newly diagnosed slipped L5-S1 disc and this pain is excruciating! I'm sure you all understand it...but its tough to describe to people...its electrical, aching, burning, hurting, arthritic...all sorts of pain combined. I now feel pain 24 hours a day after a big flair up about 2 months back. Prior to that, I just felt it come and go and it did not hurt bad, nor all the time...sometimes just a twinge. The first time feeling it was several years ago during a pregnancy, but it went away after I delivered...then re-appreared months later. So, basically off and on until now it's constant and I have MRI confirmation.
My PT (maybe he forgot my history?) said this can heal within a week or it can take months. But, I was intrigued that he said some people come in hunched over from injury and then are healed after a few days. Is that a different type of problem? I wish that would happen! I am very faithful about doing my exercises at home...several times a day to try to put the disk back into space.
I guess I'm not as optimistic b/c I have 3 bulginge discs (cervical) that have given me problems for about 3-4 years. DDD. Is it really possible to pop the disc back in? Why don't I feel any relief doing all this PT? It's been about 3 weeks now in PT....