Thanks in advance
I know more than I want to about back trouble. One of the reasons my back is in the shape it is is due to my stubborness when I first started having back problems. I thought I could exercise it out, not understanding it was nerve pain I was having. I made the situation worse and blew out my lower disc. I didn't know it was ruptrued. I continued to do yoga because that was the only thing that gave me relief. It was explained to me that when I did yoga it stretched the spine so it took pressure off the nerve - just for a little while. BUT, the problem was not going to go away.
My yoga instructor and I have had many conversations about back trouble and yoga. Her husband is suffering from back trouble. As she and other instructors have said, yoga can help, but you have to know what is wrong so you don't do more harm than good. If you have a bluging disc, you need to know which side. Do you have leg or hip pain with it?
Dawna's advice is sound. You really should consult a doctor before attempting exercises of any kind. Trust me, you don't want to be like me - almost a year later going in for even more tests. It's really frustrating. Just be patient with yourself.
Rule of thumb - if it hurts, stop. My yoga instructor always says, "Remember, in yoga, no pain - no pain."
I had a microdiskectomy in 2009 that did not really work
for an L5S1 herniated disc accompanied by a menopausal pinched nerve
running from the disc all the way to the toes of my left leg
$30,000 for very little relief
fast forward five years (slow excruciatingly painful in reality)
I was reading an interview between dr joseph mercola and a young chiropractor named dr Eric Goodman
goodman had just wriiten a book about curing his own herniatec discs with exercise
I bought his book FOUNDATION TRAINING for $20
and two weeks later I was out of pain for the first time
in five years