Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Back bulging disc/ degenerative disc disease

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      AvatarJackie Eaton

      About 3 months ago I was diagnosed with a slightly bulging disc in my L-5 S-1. I hardly ever have back pain though. I feel most of my pain in my upper glute around the gluteus minimus muscle. I have been doing a lot of core and erector spinae strengthening exercises.I haven’t pulled anything from the ground since august. It has been feeling a lot better but some days it will flare up and I will get that pain/ irritation around my upper lateral glue around the gluteus minimus. Anything I can do to help? I want to get back to competing!!!!

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      AvatarItamar Cohen

      Check out Mackenzie back extension excersises. They were created to help spinal problems by pressuring bulging discs back into place but to do so are intended to be done multiple times throughout the day. I had a large herniation in my l5-s1 which was once a small disc bulge. I had the same pain as you. I wish that I would have known about this technique and that I actually had a disc bulge. Those are great resources to have. I would also look into working on your posture and mechanics through a sound movement practice if you wanna stay injury free. I think that I may have re-ruptured my disc because of not correctly fixing my problematic movement patterns and the root of the problem that cause the disc bulge. Don’t let the bulging disc turn into a herniation the problems and pain get way worse. Hope this helps you grow stronger and get back to completion without injury.

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