I have an L5S1 mild disk bulge.
I used to never have trouble sleeping, I would sleep on my side. But the last week or so I do have pain sleeping on my side.
Same with just laying on the floor on my side resting. I used to be able to spend lots of time on my reading a book lying on my side, but recently I feel a pinching pain/discomfort.
Being on my back isn't any better.
I wanted to ask if this chamge from being able to sleep without pain to sleeping with pain but helped by ibuprofen was normal?
Am I getting worse and that's why it now hurts to rest/sleep on my side?
Is ther a back brace I could wear at night to keep my spine straight and pain free?
P.s. My diagnosis from a mri below....
L5-S1: Degenerative disc desiccation. Mild diffuse disc bulge. Superimposed
small focal shallow posterior central and bilateral paracentral disc
protrusion. Mild facet arthropathy. Resultant mild left and minimal right
neural foraminal narrowing. Minimal effacement of the ventral thecal sac,
without central canal stenosis.