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The Effects of a Bulging Disc...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'm on my way to recovery from my 'nagging injuries'. The two biggies have been the numbness in my right foot & back pain. It turns out they're related! Both of them stem from a bulging disc.

I got a shot of cortizone in my foot a few weeks ago - before we found out about the bulging disc. And, I started PT (physical therapy) on Monday. I had a session of traction twice this week (but that should be over now!) and I have exercise homework. Mainly, we are trying to get that bulge down. Then, I need to work on core strength!

Just a reminder to us all: do not neglect strength training while you are running, biking, or whatever your exercise of choice! emoticon

Now, off to do my homework! emoticon
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    Good advice! I'm also in recovery from disc problems, and I see LOTS of strength, stretching, and core in my future! :)
    1455 days ago
    Have a bulging disc myself, which sometimes is aggravated, sometimes not. Oddly it causes pain in my hip / leg which feels like arthritis. Core exercises, especially pelvic tilt, have been very helpful for me.

    GL with yours!

    1468 days ago
    Bulge out
    1468 days ago
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