Hello! I'm new here and hoping to get some answers. In Sept of 2013 I had an MRI on my lower back due to some left leg tingling I'd been having. The report said I had mild extrusion to L4-L5 and L5-S1. After quitting my nursing job (very heavy lifting) and doing PT, I was able to rid myself of the discomfort. However, 2 months ago I started working out. Somewhere along the way I aggravated my back again. Now for the past 2 weeks I've been having the leg and foot tingling again. I'd eased up on working out, sticking to just walking and light weight lifting. I've been icing and seeing a chiropractor. However, I'm still tingling and having some pain. I suffer from anxiety as it is, so this is not helping. I'm terrified of surgery, I want to keep that out of the equation. However, I'm very worried that I've somehow made the bulging disc worse. My chiropractor says that if I stick with my adjustments I can eventually push it back in to where it is supposed to be ( I'm not sure if this is true or not). I also have moderate scoliosis. I'm sure that probably doesn't help matters.
Another thing that frightens me is, my tingling has always been on the left side. Yet, today I'm having it on the right! Has anyone else experienced this? Is it "normal"?
Thank you in advance to all who reply.