i have a disc bulge at t8-t9 which is only indenting the spinal cord (not compressing) i believe the injury probably occurred 1 year ago during some squats (this has been diagnosed via mri in feb 2013). up till november 2012 i was almost totally asymptomatic, since november i have bad pain upon waking and stiffness, pain throughout the day for rotation and sidewards bending (not forward bending). it seems to calm down a little and then if i have to do anything active it immediately flares up and im in terrible pain! any tips? ive had to do something active today (job related, unfortunately i cant do much about this) now its killing me, feels like im winded. im icing 20 mins on, 20 off to try and knock the inflammation out. i’m on 1800mg ibuprofen per day, fish oil, vit d, vit c and some glucosamine. im getting some msm and microlactin as well to try and reverse the inflammation, anything else i should be doing? i have an inversion table as well?
eventually im hoping to go back to lifting but at the minute i havent been, i know these injuries take a long time to sort themselves out but being a thoracic injury surgery is pretty much a know go due to how much more involved thoracic surgery is.