I have a large broad based disc protrusion. L5-s1. Compressing my nerve and I have debilitating sciatic pain. This is my 7th week and I have had no relief whatsoever. I have spent so much money on acupuncture, physio, Chiro and nothing seems to work.
I can't do any of the exercises (Mackenzie etc. ) because they completely aggravate my symptoms
And immediately send shooting pain right down to my foot.
Anyone else in the same position? How long did it take for your leg pain to stop? How can I strengthen my back if I can't do those exercises? I am dying to return to work ( I'm a teacher and it's almost the end of the school year!) and I also have an almost 2 year old at home who I Can't even be left alone with because I can't even pick her up care for her fully.
Thanks in advance!