In 2013, I herniated my L4 disc and bulged my L5. It was, hands down, the most painful thing that has ever happened to me.
Lately, I’ve been having pain in my hip/butt area. I had a wellness exam coming up, so I waited for that.
Today was that appointment. It’s very painful if I’m leaning forward, and eases when I lean back. My (Awesome!) doctor looked things over and said it MIGHT be a pulled muscle. It was not my hip. But she suspected a bulging disc… probably L5 or S1.
So she gave me a set of exercises. Some of them are for the hypothetical pulled muscle. The rest are to try to mitigate a bulging disc.
So, time to drag the exercise ball and and get getting.