Had some back pain in July which got progressively worse. I went to chartered physio who worked on it. Got an MRI which confirmed bulging disc.
The MRI report state: Marked degenerative disc desiccation is seen in the L5 S1 lumbar intervertebral disc. At this lever there is a moderately large right posterolateral disc extrustion compressing the proximal aspect of the inferior exiting nerve root on the right side at this level.
The physio did some more work on it but has said there is no more he can do for me.... I need to look at an alternative route ie surgery.
I am trying to put off the surgery. While I am not as bad as I was I am still not back to normal. Sitting down can be sore and ache. Turning the wrong way in chair can send shock waves through my body. Standing up after sitting for any length of time can be very sore.... initial stand up can be an adventure and first 10-12 steps like an old man walking/limping/hopping. After those few steps it can free up and walk easier.
Also, while sitting a can feel it down my leg, knee.
Any advise please.