What workouts can I do with a bulging disc?
You don’t need to endure an intense cardio program or lift heavy weights—simple stretching and aerobic exercises can effectively control your herniated disc pain. Stretching programs like yoga and Pilates improve strength and flexibility, and offer relief of acute pain in your leg and low back.
What is the fastest way to heal a bulging disc?
Treatment with rest, pain medication, spinal injections, and physical therapy is the first step to recovery. Most people improve in 6 weeks and return to normal activity. If symptoms continue, surgery may be recommended.
What movements make herniated discs worse?
Flexion Based Movements
This typically causes the disc herniation to put extra pressure on surrounding tissues, causing increased muscle spasms and potential nerve symptoms. Flexion based activities include bending down to pick something up, traditional biking, sit ups, toe touches, and deep squats.