Hello all! I am new here and so glad I found this site. I had two back to back car accidents in 1 year in 2002. I have had back problems all my life tho. In 2003 I had my last MRI that showed a bulge in L4-L5 with an annular tear and a bulge at L5-S1. It has always been painful but for the most part I have been able to cope with it with only the occasional flare-up where my doctor would prescribe Lortab. Then I got pregnant!! The pain became unbearable and I was on bed-rest for 4 months!! I of course was not able (and did not want to take any pain relievers while prego) I expected most of the pain would be over once I delivered the baby... It has not gone away!! I am currently seeing a pain management doctor and for the most part my pain in under control with medication (oxycodone) and yoga. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced increased pain during pregnancy with these issues and if anyone has has a bulge that worsened over a 10 yer period, or do these things heal without treatment? This is probably a stupid question...cause of course the extra weight ect. will make the pain worse... just wondering if anyone has a similar situation. I am hungry for answers and anyone who has any advice for me in this pain management arena.