I have had two months of sciatic nerve pain, which the doctor says is from a bulging disc. It seems to be very slowly improving. Slightly. The pain moves around. Usually it is in the low back and left hip. Sometimes it can be a little funny tingling in the bottom of my foot or by my ankle. I do the McKenzie stretches and the pain sometimes moves to my low back and into my pelvic floor.
I also have a side lean, which goes away for parts of the day only to return at night before bed.
The physiotherapist I am seeing has given me some stretches for my core and got me trying to use an exercise ball, but I am finding this a little too painful still.
I wondered how other people are doing with pain moving around? Is it a good sign? How much exercise is too much? How likely is it that this disc will reabsorb? Any idea how long it could take? I know there are many many people out there with far worse problems than me. I also know that I could easily get worse if I am not careful. I am a farmer and this lifestyle lends itself to back problems.