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.

Not thrilled.

2 thoughts on “Again?

  1. Gah, I have a bad back, and reading this already triggers the fear in me. I’ve learned that I had totally neglected my posterior chain, and am now constantly working on it. Anyway, wishing you all the best!

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