Anyone with a herniated disc unable to bend backwards? I have been told by many people that back extensions are a must to help the herniated portion of the disc return to normal position. I am 4 months in with a very large herniated disc and terrible sciatic pain. No matter how much I try, I can not do any Mckenzie type exercises. I feel as though the right side of my sacrum is locked and so painful that when I lay flat on my belly and extend backwards my left side (good side) wants to bend farther but my right side (painful side) is stopping this motion with a terrible amount of pain and increased sciatic pain to my foot. Did anyone else experience this? Worried nothing is helping me heal because due to pain I can't do the "healing" exercises.
Thanks I'm advance!!