Is it possible for someone with a herniated disc to squat?
They tell us to avoid lumbar flexion, but everytime I squat my glutes go into major spasms and I get an acute attack of sciatica.
Last year in PT, they had me squat. I tried it just once. I was out of it for a week.
I also tried strengthening my multifidus and boy, that also flared everything up. Prior to having a herniated disc, I was able to strengthen my multifidus.
Don't worry if there isn't an answer. I wouldn't be surprised if these problems are common with herniated discs.
Linda Age 51
DDD since who knows when.
SI joint dysfunction.
IDET L4-L5, L5-S1 2002 for annual tears and discogenic pain
Current MRI (May 2008) Herniation L5-S1 3mm Anterior to Posterior 1 cm across left lateral recess
L4-L5 broadbased protusion
EMGs Polyphasics Peroneal, Ant Tibs, Gastroc with Silent Paraspinals
Have had burning red feet for the last 18 months, which left me unable to wear shoes or exercise. Lack of exercise probably ruined my back.
Meds: Too many.