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Three Bulging Discs at T spine

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions
Yesterday, after nine months of back pain, I was diagnosed as having three bulging discs at the T spine. I have been unable to lift anything heavy for months, and have subsequently been unable to work. This is not a work related injury and I am currently trying to determine if I need to quit my job. My employer has been very understanding and has reassured me that my job would be there when I was well enough to return. However, my job is very physical with a lot of lifting and repetitive movement.

Can anyone tell me if there are excercises that will get my back well enough for me to return to work? If so, what is the expected recovery time frame. According to one piece of advise I have received, if I do the wrong thing (i.e. lifting heavy things) I could tear anyone of these discs. When the injury first happened I had a fuzzy/numb sensation down one side of my back. This recurs everytime I over do it.

I would appreciate any advise on how to deal with this problem.



  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. there are exercises and stretching you can do to help with back pain. the best person to help you start this is your doctor or a qualified pt. don't do anything you think is making it worse. rest is often the best thing you can do. look over the site at the top under "Treatments" and "Conditions." please see your doctor bfore you start an exercise program and have those questions ready!! good luck and i hope to see you around the forum! Jenny :)
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