I'm 30yrs old, recreational lifter with MRI-diagnosed disc protrusion at L5S1 and minor herniations at L3, L2 and L1.
I also have left hip inflamation which seems to be pushing my L5S1 nerve and thus worsening the pain (according to the doctor).
I don't have active sciatica... except if I keep lying on my left hip and then I start feeling light spasms in my right leg and numbing pain (light pain but really uncomfortable).
My question is, how do you guys manage to work in a office 8 to 9 hours sitting with a disc herniation? Honestly I don't plan to stuff myself with painkillers for the next 30 years
In the last 3 weeks I've been working from home, lying on my couch (on the right side), but since my homegym is under re-construction I can't start working out again and I also work overtime every day.
I guess I'm lucky that I don't have one of those disc hernations when people can't walk and similar, but still... this has been really depressing.
In a nutshell, I can't sit for a prolonged time (my left hip starts aching and then my lower back), I can walk, run, bend, etc...
Thanks so much!