So I have 3 disks which are bulging in my lumbar spine. Had them for about 5 months now and I’m still able to workout with weights just not heavy and no back or legs. I got my first Epidural shot this week and so far I don’t notice much difference. I been going to PT and doing stretches and shit. the stretching does help but I feel I could be doing more and I could be learning more about my injury. Right now the sciatic nerve is pinched and I know this because I feel a “numbness/weakness” going down my leg. Some days it doesn’t bother me much at all and others the pain gets more intense.
I have been looking into the muscle imbalance theory in which it tells you that some muscles might be stronger than others and therefor it might help to balance them in hopes of fixing posture and therefore relieving the pain. Do you guys have any recommended books or DVDs which I could acquire which handles this topic? if so, have you guys tried them out yourself and have they being effective?
I’m open to any suggestions. If there are any knowledgeable people out there when it comes to back pain and disk damage/sciatica pain please chime in. I don’t expect to be spoon fed and I’m willing to read and research. Also if you guys know of any good doctors in the NY area who don’t just try to cover up the symptoms with pain meds etc but actually take the time to figure out what is causing the pain and directly work on fixing the problem, please let me know.
sorry for the long post and thanks!!