I have been dealing with this for a couple of years and I'm just curious how serious I should take it or am I just going to be dealing with this for the rest of my life.
I'm 29 years old and about 3 years ago i tried picking up a tire that was way too heavy for me and now I have a bulging disc in my lower back. I've had an MRI done and the specialist said no to surgery but wanted me to do injections and physical therapy which I did not do. That was about 2 years ago and I had read where it could resolve itself with stretching exercises and babying my back . I have full range of motion and it doesn't stop me from being about to do my job, however the dull pain is always there. Picking up heavy things(50+ lbs) too often can cause a few days of swelling and pain. I can't sit/stand for more than an hour before I get pain in my hip and back. I can deal with the pain, but I miss being active and working out. I
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I guess my question is, when should I start being worried? Its manageable now but I worry a lot about the future and whether or not me just dealing with it will cause nerve damage or me being unable to work. I don't want to look back 3 years from now wishing I had done something about it if there's anything that can be done( besides surgery).