I have had a herniated disc at my L2, S5 for the past two years. It has been extremely painful occasionally and always sets me in a bad mood. I am 21 years old and I have just started lifting weights again after stopping for two years. My question is what is a quick fixer to the pain? Any specific stretches? I am not a fan of constantly taking medicine. Kindly suggest.
I have reviewed your query and understand your concern. Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in life. Unfortunately, with your question, you probably would not like my answer. If you have had disc herniations at L2 and presumably L5 (because S5 is not possible) for the last two years, there is no simple or 'quick fix'. What type of symptoms do you experience? Does the pain stay in your low back or does it go down your leg? If it goes down, how far? These questions are very beneficial for answering your question. Another question I have is, have you been to a chiropractor in the last two years or had any treatment for this? I recommend that you go back to a local chiropractor for treatment and proper care. Once they perform an examination, your chiropractor may want to order X-rays to confirm a diagnosis, but I would suspect that he or she will recommend a trial of care to see how you respond to care. It has taken you two years to get to this point and nothing will fix it overnight. I hope this helps you.
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