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    Anyone have surgery for a bulging disc?

    I’ve posted this in the powerlifting forum but didn’t really get replies. I have a small disc bulge (a few mm) that I’ve had for over 18 months now with a burning sensation in my lower back 24/7 and pain that goes down to my hamstrings and I can’t sit for longer than 5 minutes. It is a small bulge but conservative treatment hasn’t helped and surgery is my next course of action.
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    Surgery would be my last course of action. Back surgeries never come out good.

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    And Pilates is supposed to be amazing for back relief. I haven't tried Pilates because that Aldoa stretch has cured my disc pain.
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    Thanks man but it didn’t do anything for me. Back surgery is my last course of action (which is also my next course of action) I’ve tried so many things you could think of with no improvement and my pain has gotten worse in these 19 months) I’m taking off college next semester because I can’t sit
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    Have you tried this? My cousing had a bulging disc and fixed it doing this.

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    Originally Posted by Shafiq123 View Post
    I’ve posted this in the powerlifting forum but didn’t really get replies. I have a small disc bulge (a few mm) that I’ve had for over 18 months now with a burning sensation in my lower back 24/7 and pain that goes down to my hamstrings and I can’t sit for longer than 5 minutes. It is a small bulge but conservative treatment hasn’t helped and surgery is my next course of action.
    Sure sounds like sciatica. I had it for about a year before I discovered the cure. In that year, I met a lot of people with sciatica. Everyone I met had had it for years and years without anything but tempory relief. The treatments included spinal manipulation, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, etc., and of course, drugs. The relief was always temporary.

    I had a book titled: 'Light On Yoga' by B.K.S. Iyengar and I recalled that it had a section of 'yoga cures'. Sure enough, it claimed that doing two asanas would cure the sciatica. I was ****ing desperate for relief, so I tried them and the sciatica vanished never to return.

    Take note that wherever you get to in the posture IS THE POSTURE. Do not force. Relax into the positions.

    COW FACE POSE: https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/cow-face-pose

    MONKEY: https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/monkey-pose

    The sciatica was in 1993 and I honestly can't remember if it was the front splits (MONKEY POSE-'hanumanasana') or the side splits (SAME ANGLE POSE-samakonasana) https://www.yogapedia.com/definition/7197/samakonasana, so do them both.
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    Originally Posted by supramax View Post
    Sure sounds like sciatica. I had it for about a year before I discovered the cure. In that year, I met a lot of people with sciatica. Everyone I met had had it for years and years without anything but tempory relief. The treatments included spinal manipulation, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, etc., and of course, drugs. The relief was always temporary.

    I had a book titled: 'Light On Yoga' by B.K.S. Iyengar and I recalled that it had a section of 'yoga cures'. Sure enough, it claimed that doing two asanas would cure the sciatica. I was ****ing desperate for relief, so I tried them and the sciatica vanished never to return.

    Take note that wherever you get to in the posture IS THE POSTURE. Do not force. Relax into the positions.

    COW FACE POSE: https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/cow-face-pose

    MONKEY: https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/monkey-pose

    The sciatica was in 1993 and I honestly can't remember if it was the front splits (MONKEY POSE-'hanumanasana') or the side splits (SAME ANGLE POSE-samakonasana) https://www.yogapedia.com/definition/7197/samakonasana, so do them both.
    have you ever figured out the cause of sciatica? Was it a bulge or herniated disc?
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    Originally Posted by HeMB View Post
    have you ever figured out the cause of sciatica? Was it a bulge or herniated disc?
    I was trying out Ashtanga yoga and doing Suryanamaskar at break neck speed when I heard a click in my back. I stopped immediately, but it was too late. In the year that I had sciatica, aside from meeting lots of sciatica sufferers, I also met a lot of people that had previously done Ashtanga Yoga. Everyone, without exception, had suffered a back injury from doing it.

    Aren't herniated disks bulges?
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    Originally Posted by supramax View Post

    Aren't herniated disks bulges?
    Actually, yes and no - it's just a type of herniation.

    A bulge is the start of herniation, so it's relatively minor.


    This is a clear depiction.




    I have the 3rd from the top (extrusion). Boi trust me you do not want this.




    Anyway, seems that those yoga stretches are really dangerous... For your case it may have caused a bulge I think or a protrusion at worst.

    For some people, the spinal canal width is small so even smallest disc bulges can cause not only back pain but also sciatica and leg pain.
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    Originally Posted by HeMB View Post
    Actually, yes and no - it's just a type of herniation.

    A bulge is the start of herniation, so it's relatively minor.


    This is a clear depiction.




    I have the 3rd from the top (extrusion). Boi trust me you do not want this.
    I had the same thing for almost a year. I don't understand why the ass isn't mentioned, because aside from the river of molten lava streaming down the leg, the ass was also on fire.

    Originally Posted by HeMB View Post
    Anyway, seems that those yoga stretches are really dangerous...
    Pertaining to the injury itself, it wasn't the asanas, it was the rapid speed at which they were done. The cow faced pose and the splits will get rid of the sciatica. Just do them and soon you'll forget that you even had sciatica.
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    Originally Posted by supramax View Post
    I had the same thing for almost a year. I don't understand why the ass isn't mentioned, because aside from the river of molten lava streaming down the leg, the ass was also on fire.



    Pertaining to the injury itself, it wasn't the asanas, it was the rapid speed at which they were done. The cow faced pose and the splits will get rid of the sciatica. Just do them and soon you'll forget that you even had sciatica.
    Everyone is different and its possible the stretches could worsen some cases of disc herniation. A stretching guidance without medical imaging and without a qualified medical provider is dangerous.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    Everyone is different and its possible the stretches could worsen some cases of disc herniation. A stretching guidance without medical imaging and without a qualified medical provider is dangerous.
    The asanas cure sciatica. Period. I can't make someone do them if they'd rather spend years on bandaid solutions while continuing to suffer. Everyone I've recommended those asanas to and that has actually done them, don't have sciatica anymore. It just disappears.
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    Originally Posted by supramax View Post
    The asanas cure sciatica. Period. I can't make someone do them if they'd rather spend years on bandaid solutions while continuing to suffer. Everyone I've recommended those asanas to and that has actually done them, don't have sciatica anymore. It just disappears.
    This type of attitude is dangerous. In my personal experience, after I began experiencing sciatica, I had several unqualified MDs misread my first MRI without contrast and refuse to refer to me a specialist, instead referring me to various PT clinics and their associated practices of chiros, yogis, accupuncturists, and massage therapists. Each of these people had a massive ego and believed they could cure any disease with their alternative medicines. I had various alternative health providers blindly recommending stretches without proper medical imaging and consult with a qualified MD (neurosurgeon or spine specialist orthopedist). Once my walking became nearly impossible and I had other symptoms of spinal cord damage, doctors began to take me seriously and I had an MRI with contrast and a spinal cord angiogram performed. The spinal cord disease I had was misdiagnosed as a disk disease. The stretches and manipulation definitely worsened my condition and accelerated my neurological decline. Only through two neurosurgeries and the past three years of rigorous but careful training post op have I regained a mostly normal life.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    This type of attitude is dangerous. In my personal experience, after I began experiencing sciatica, I had several unqualified MDs misread my first MRI without contrast and refuse to refer to me a specialist, instead referring me to various PT clinics and their associated practices of chiros, yogis, accupuncturists, and massage therapists. Each of these people had a massive ego and believed they could cure any disease with their alternative medicines. I had various alternative health providers blindly recommending stretches without proper medical imaging and consult with a qualified MD (neurosurgeon or spine specialist orthopedist). Once my walking became nearly impossible and I had other symptoms of spinal cord damage, doctors began to take me seriously and I had an MRI with contrast and a spinal cord angiogram performed. The spinal cord disease I had was misdiagnosed as a disk disease. The stretches and manipulation definitely worsened my condition and accelerated my neurological decline. Only through two neurosurgeries and the past three years of rigorous but careful training post op have I regained a mostly normal life.
    Too bad you didn't know about the asana fix before you wasted time and money. I'm not here to argue about it. I recommend it because it works; not only for me, but for everyone that's tried it. Take it or leave it.
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    I’ve pretty much tried any and everything. Conservative treatment is out for me now (been injured for 2 years) taking off college right now because I literally can’t sit. I get nerve pain down my legs and in my lower back /upper glutes almost 24/7. It’s just a “small bulge @l5s1 with minimal disc space narrowing” but I think I need a discectomy because nothing is helping. Here is my Just paste what I have below into google if you’d like to look at my images

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    Originally Posted by Shafiq123 View Post
    I’ve pretty much tried any and everything. Conservative treatment is out for me now (been injured for 2 years) taking off college right now because I literally can’t sit. I get nerve pain down my legs and in my lower back /upper glutes almost 24/7. It’s just a “small bulge @l5s1 with minimal disc space narrowing” but I think I need a discectomy because nothing is helping. Here is my Just paste what I have below into google if you’d like to look at my images

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...stKE4Tm15Egex4
    Just do the asanas that I recommended. You'll reach a point where you'll forget you even had sciatica.
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    Originally Posted by Shafiq123 View Post
    Makes my pain worse
    Interesting. It's been so long, I don't remember if there was the 'worse before better' phenomenon. Those asanas have eliminated sciatica for everyone that's tried them. Post some photos of yourself doing them.
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