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My Story of Lower Back Pain (L5-S1 Disc Bulge) and Top 5 Recommendations


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  • BiancalovesDisney
    BiancalovesDisney 5 жыл бұрын +134

    Thank you for posting this! I'm currently dealing with a ruptured disk and this video really made me feel like I'm not alone.

    • Galalala
      Galalala 9 ай бұрын

      Thanks for sharing, I am currently experiencing same problems as yours, can you share a routine of your exercises which heal you

    • Ankit Yadav
      Ankit Yadav 2 жыл бұрын

      @Remi Sovranplease tell medicines for disc bulge

    • Johnny Rodriguez
      Johnny Rodriguez 2 жыл бұрын

      @David Cabo What is that I have 3 2.5 mm herniated discs

    • Shounak Das
      Shounak Das 2 жыл бұрын

      Satyendra Tyagi can you relate to the symptoms I mentioned above?

    • David Cabo
      David Cabo 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Anyone that has a disc herniation, look into FUNCTIONAL PATTERNS

  • K
    K 6 жыл бұрын +27

    Thanks bro.. Your video just motivated me to finally feel like I can get my old self back. My doctors are giving me the run around and I am tired of taking these meds. Your story is almost identical to time. About to start taking these PT sessions more seriously. Thanks again

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - K
      No problem K! Hope you can make a full recovery soon :)

  • Kurt Iceberg
    Kurt Iceberg 4 жыл бұрын +28

    I know it’s an older video, but thank you so much for your time and testimony. I’m 33 with a similar injury and had a bad surgery experience that didn’t work. Even though a lot of this I already had to learn the hard way, it helps me tremendously on an emotional level.
    Your story is inspirational and much needed for me, thank you.

    • 12 114
      12 114 7 ай бұрын

      @Kurt Iceberg Doing lots of physio right now, trying to avoid surgery. It's probably late for you but what works for me is laying on my stomach propped up by my forearms for like 15-20 mins at a time multiple times a day (watching tv or on laptop), followed by mckenzie press ups/cobras (about 6 reps for 10-15 sec holds). Can barely get up after it but man it feels good after. This is of course for posterior herniation due to deadlifts. Edit: Well that and lots of general strengthening of the hips, glutes, lower back and core.

    • Kurt Iceberg
      Kurt Iceberg 7 ай бұрын

      @12 114 and a laminectomy

    • Kurt Iceberg
      Kurt Iceberg 7 ай бұрын

      @12 114 discectomy.

    • 12 114
      12 114 7 ай бұрын

      Did you have a fusion or discetomy?

  • Keeping Company
    Keeping Company 4 жыл бұрын +336

    Hey guys! I've suffered from herniated disc as well. Lower lumbar spine. It eventually graduated to Sciatica. Nerve pinched on left leg. Endured pain for 6 months. Doctor only option was surgery. I was flat broke and no insurance. Put off MRI for awhile (it's the most important thing you MUST do FIRST). It was expensive but eventually got it. Confirmed the bulge. Cause was a deterioration on S1 probably from an accident I had 10 yrs ago.. I researched on hydrotherapy. Swimming with a series of movement. Gravity is our worse enemy. After just a couple of times, the pain was gone. Got full function of my left leg again. It worked for me. Don't lose hope. I was in a desperate situation. I thought my life ended. It's been 3 years now and I haven't felt pain again. I hope you all get better. I am not a doctor. We all have different cases. This just worked for me.

    • John Mitchell
      John Mitchell 7 ай бұрын

      @Johnny Rodriguez even when it does start feeling better it will always be a weak link

    • John Mitchell
      John Mitchell 7 ай бұрын

      @Dark 6 legion when you're in constant pain the bed words just come out. I know well😆

    • Suzanne M
      Suzanne M 10 ай бұрын

      Thank you so much! It is so easy to lose hope. Never heard of hydrotherapy but will look into it!

    • Waseem Khan
      Waseem Khan  Жыл бұрын +1

      @DieFennec Fox I’m completely better now. Read the Dr SARNO book healing my back pain or watch the videos on KZclip.

    • DieFennec Fox
      DieFennec Fox  Жыл бұрын

      Can you share with it us the swimming mouvements please

  • Raghav Modgil
    Raghav Modgil 5 күн бұрын

    You probably gave me more information regarding my injury, exactly same as yours, than going to doctors for more than a year. Thank you so much for taking some time out to record this video. Bless you. I wish for you full recovery!!!

  • SomaDoll
    SomaDoll 7 жыл бұрын +30

    Your story is so similar to my own! I live in Canada and it took 2 years of going through the medical process (specialists/physi/xrays,mri) before I finally went to a chiropractor even though all the doctors I had seen had told me there was no need to see one. After 3 weeks of adjustments my leg/back pain went to zero. After 5 weeks I was back to feeling like I had prior to that 2 year period. Don't be afraid to go see a chiro people! This is what they DO!!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын +2

      +somadoll2012 Great to hear that chiro helped you out! I agree that people shouldn't be discouraged from seeing chiro or any type of alternative health care but the unfortunate thing is that a lot of people are, especially from general practiconer's. Not really sure why their is such a big discouragement but I think it has to do with money and the different methods being used. Personally, I think people should be encouraged too seek alternative help, especially if they haven't found anything that works for them. In my case, I did see a chriopractor but I didn't get much benefit from seeing one... even though he was the only who actually knew my injury without seeing the MRI. However, that's not too say that I don't recommend seeing one because everyone has a different experience with different sorts of treatment and it really comes down to the expertise of the individual.

  • Gratuitous footnote
    Gratuitous footnote 7 жыл бұрын +20

    Great video, thanks for sharing your story. I have to say though - I was just like you. I "tweaked" my back doing dead lifts in 2009, eventually recovered. Then I ended up giving myself a disc bulge at L5-S1 from doing strenuous walking on a steep incline in 2012. The disc bulge eventually resolved itself. Fast forward to 2013, I lift and carry a heavy box of books and trigger an acute episode of lower back pain and sciatica. I get an MRI to discover that I now have degenerative disc disease. Because I kept engaging in activities that added to the wear and tear on my L5-S1, it eventually "sprung a leak." As I'm sure you know through your research, the discs don't have a great capacity to heal themselves since they lack blood flow. For that reason, all the strain and damage adds up and can result in herniation and/or DDD. So my advice to you is to stop doing stuff like dead lifts altogether. Appreciate that you have had a good recovery and avoid those exercises which put strain on your lumbar region. Trust me, you don't want DDD, it's ruined my sex life and my ability to do a lot of things. Just my personal experience, best of luck to you

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын +1

      Willhelm S
      Thanks man, I appreciate your comment! I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that, especially since you experienced additional injuries such as degenerative disc disease. It's true that the discs really do have a limited healing capacity because of the lack of blood supply and this makes it such a "tough" injury to overcome. I know many people end up getting worse and eventually they will get surgery to repair the disc, which is never fun. However, if their were any positives that I could take away from my disc bulge injury is that I'm more educated than ever about my lower back and I understand what's going to cause pain or problems. Activities such as running, I haven't even performed in over 2 year because of the impact it places on your spine. Lastly, at the end of the day though, I think with any disc injury, it's all about being aware and making the changes to your lifestyle that are necessary. Thanks again for sharing that and hopefully things improve for you :)

  • Harness Your Hado
    Harness Your Hado 6 жыл бұрын +17

    Unbelievably helpful. Thanks so much for your time Remi. Everything you experienced is what I am enduring right now.

      MADBLACKJAMACAN  Жыл бұрын

      Did you end up healing yourself and how

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      No problem Evroy! Glad I could be of help :)

  • Ian F
    Ian F 5 жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks for this video--this story is almost exactly the same as mine, practically in every way. Two years later, still in recovery!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  5 жыл бұрын +2

      - Lain
      No problem lain! Ya, it's unfortunate, as it seems to be the same story for many. Not getting the right treatment and practically getting screwed by the system. Hope you can make a recovery soon though lain :)

  • Viewvalley
    Viewvalley 6 жыл бұрын +66

    This sounds exactly what I am going through now. I have gone from my chiropractor, to the doctor, to the physical therapist, back to the chiropractor. I had the MRI and exactly what you had, an L5-S1 injury where the bulge was displacing the nerve bundle, which explained the horrific pain going down my leg, especially sitting. I can empathize with you because there is nothing more painful and that includes childbirth and appendicitis. I'm doing the MELT method, core exercises, stretches, etc., and I'm hoping to heal it myself because the doctors keep pushing me into surgery and I don't want to do that at all as that sets a person up for a whole lot more back problems. Thank you for sharing your story.

    • Hustle 2022
      Hustle 2022 10 ай бұрын

      @patricia murillo please can you tell more about his traitement ?

    • Rozanah Wirt
      Rozanah Wirt  Жыл бұрын

      Tear in annulus, herniated discs, l5s1 displacement can all heal. Give it time, be patient, rest, it heals!

    • Shamiran Black
      Shamiran Black 3 жыл бұрын +1

      what was causing your bulging disc?

    • john spark
      john spark 4 жыл бұрын

      How is your back now?

    • Tanvir Arafat
      Tanvir Arafat 4 жыл бұрын

      how are you doing now? Has it fixed without surgery?

  • Eden Barajas
    Eden Barajas 6 жыл бұрын +7

    Thank you so much. It's rare to find people who actually care. I've been feeling like a liquid feeling like running my back and knee but really it's because you're right everything connects. I am pretty tight in the sense I don't workout like I used to. I will take a look at these and I will do everything I can. For you to take the time and do this is really sweet. :)

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +3

      - Eden
      No problem Eden, thanks for the kind words and glad I could be of help! I wish you all the best moving forward :)

  • MatthewsBack
    MatthewsBack 6 жыл бұрын +6

    Hi Remi - lower back pain is remarkably unpleasant, as you obviously know. I too struggled for months before getting some official results similar to yours. Time off, started exercises, stopped exercises, perscription drugs, loss of memory, no sitting, lots of lying on the floor, etc, etc. My physio was helpful and realistic, like yours, which was awesome. Eventually walking and swimming and resting enabled my back to improve. I am also documenting my lower back recovery journey on my channel and blog. Thanks for sharing your story.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Matthew
      Checked out you're youtube channel and subbed. Big fan of what you're doing and I'm curious to see how you're recovery continues to go! I know something I wish I did was that I wish I started making video's when I first suffered my injury. I ended up missing out on a lot of the early stuff and kinda had to explain my whole story in one video as opposed to a day to day or week to week journey. Great stuff and hopefully you can make a full recovery soon! I look forward to you're future video's :)

  • Natalie
    Natalie 6 жыл бұрын +69

    thank you for this, I was on my stomach before you mentioned it, It made me emotional to hear your story because I empathize, I can't stand this pain. I did it dead lifting too, it's the most painful thing I've ever felt

    • Raphy
      Raphy  Жыл бұрын

      I was doing plank Jack's and felt my hip got out of place. Pain like crazy. End up with a bulge disk on the right side. Pain down the leg and all. The worst 😫.

    • Real News MMA
      Real News MMA  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Johnny Rodriguez hope you’re doing well man.

    • Johnny Rodriguez
      Johnny Rodriguez  Жыл бұрын +1

      I empathize also I wish God heals cures us i understand the pain i felt suicidal before steroid injections but it will do me worse in the long run im going to die young I have too many disc herniations and facet diseases

    • Real News MMA
      Real News MMA  Жыл бұрын +3

      I got injured back in 2014 doing deadlifts, lost of self confidence, now ex gf, lost all friends during that time, and lost all self worth. It’s 2021 and I’ve been living home with my parents, no income, no friend no relationships, nothing. If I had the gene to kill myself it’d be done already. Had appointment scheduled since 2017 finally getting it in august... Canadian health care may be mostly free but it’s slow and the doctors are wrong and love to believe they’re right sometimes, a lot of foreign doctors coming in fresh to small towns and just looking to push through as many patients as quickly as possible to earn money and get to a city/new job.

    • Johnny Rodriguez
      Johnny Rodriguez  Жыл бұрын

      How are you feeling now?

  • Jason Shamoon
    Jason Shamoon  Жыл бұрын +5

    Hey Remy, just want to say thank you for putting out valuable information. At the very least, your experiences can help people feel not alone in their fight, and it is absolutely a fight. I injured my back squatting 5 years ago. Lower left side totally gave out, felt like someone turned the light switch off between the connection of my upper torso to lower body. I had no force. I was able to get rid of that pain in my back over a course of 5-6 months. Changed my exercise routine from Olympic/powerlifting to more functional/postural movements. Got in the best shape of my life. Unfortunately life got in the way and my schedule changed and I got a away from what was working for me. I would throw my back out once or twice a year and I finally destroyed my lower back doing body Weight good mornings. Finally developed sciatica which was the worst pain of my life. Dealt with that brutal, life taking pain for 4-5 months. Decided to stop all bending during that time. Ate all natural diet. All anti inflammatory foods. Lots of turmeric. Lots of mixed veggie salads and beans. Eventually took care of the nerve pain. By the way, I never missed a day of work and my job requires me to stand all day. People saw me cry. I didn’t care. Eventually the nerve pain graduated to both leg. Like I said, no bending, but either way, I couldn’t bend. Felt like something was stuck. Felt like if I even attempted to bend, something would snap.so maybe 5-6 months go by, my biggest issue was I still can’t bend, horrible back pain still. Decided this wasn’t any way to live being immobile. Went through with surgery to mayb release that nerve. Did a micro discectomy on l5 s1. Your nerve is supposed to be white, mine was purple, that’s how compressed it was. Several weeks have gone by, and guess what? Back pain came back and can’t bend at all. I have not been the same person in 9 months. I feel like my life has been taken away from me. In my opinion, everyone is different. Listen to your own body. I am now attempting to fix this on my own. Step 1- bring down inflammation. Step2- increase mobility with simple yoga style exercises, but nothing that irritates it. I really don’t know what my back is telling me other than “I’m not allowing you to bend right now.” Imagine not being able to bend? It’s not living, especially if you consider yourself some type of athlete. And I was. Lost 20 pounds of muscle. Worked out everyday, and now I’m stuck in the bed with my Loved ones caring for me. Everyone going through their battle, keep faith. Don’t just get sucked in. Listen to people that actually have the experience like a Remy. Movement really is the remedy, but nothing to irritate it. Slowly test it but don’t force it. I never envisioned this battle was in store for me but I have the strength to figure it out. So do you, believe me.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +1

      - Jason
      Thank you very much for sharing your story. You've been through quite a journey. I wish you all the best going forward and keep up the fight :)

  • Stephanie Wise
    Stephanie Wise 6 жыл бұрын +76

    YES!!! PUSH FOR IMAGING!!! It took me over 6 months to finally get an MRI ordered and performed. L5-S1 protrusion. I too was told repeatedly- oh it's just a pulled muscle.

    • Suzanne M
      Suzanne M 10 ай бұрын

      @Ian F May I ask where you went to get an MRI?

    • Ioana Mîndru
      Ioana Mîndru  Жыл бұрын

      Hello Stephanie, how does it feel now ? :( can you do lifting weights?

    • BeBrave
      BeBrave  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Remi Sovran people think the US is better but it’s not. It’s bad here. Our health system is all about profit.

    • Johnny Rodriguez
      Johnny Rodriguez  Жыл бұрын

      @Ian F I think we do have to deal with this pain for the rest of our life bro it hurts so bad they can't help with the pain 😥 or have you gotten pain free?

    • Elenitsa3
      Elenitsa3  Жыл бұрын

      @Remi Sovran That must be so frustrating because certain illnesses cannot wait.

  • Lily M
    Lily M 6 жыл бұрын +4

    Hi Remi! I was recently diagnosed with disc bulge. Since I am a student living alone and away from home, it's been a hard time for me. Even putting on socks and trousers is a big struggle. Thank you so much for making this video:) I am gonna stay away from painkillers and deal with the pain like a warrior haha. Could you please give me some suggestions on when to start exercising? Can I start with walking for a short distance? Currently I have to lie in bed all day because even standing is difficult for me.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +3

      - Lily
      Sorry to hear about that, I can only imagine how hard it may be to be living away from and now suffering such a serious injury. Staying away from painkillers is a good thing and hopefully you can continue to manage without them. In terms of starting exercise, it really depends were your at and how you can function currently with your disc bulge. If you can, I'd suggest, maybe starting with these following exercises and seeing were your at:
      Clams: kzclip.org/video/EF0-n8DseSE/бейне.html
      Side lying Hip Abduction: kzclip.org/video/Ypz8p1v6e6g/бейне.html
      Mini-Band Side Steps: kzclip.org/video/kr6cRYUptHg/бейне.html
      Tall Mini-Band Side Steps: kzclip.org/video/BnYeP8ymb7M/бейне.html
      Side Plank Regression: kzclip.org/video/u3wGXvspE4c/бейне.html
      McGill Crunch: kzclip.org/video/aEBcFy4RQkY/бейне.html
      Bird-Dog: kzclip.org/video/ZUt-sPWZw8s/бейне.html
      I'd give these exercise a try right now. If any of them cause you pain, then discontinue them as this would be indication your not ready for the progression yet. As far as walking goes, as along as it doesn't cause you pain, then I'd suggest engaging in walking for various 20 minute intervals if possible :)
      Hopefully this helps :)
      - Remi

  • Kim Pedersen
    Kim Pedersen 6 жыл бұрын +1

    hey man. I really appreciate you took the time to make this video. I'm 8 weeks out from a double disc herniation and an acute back surgery just 5 weeks ago. and can really relate. I was lucky as I didn't have to go through this long process like you. But my case only shows that if you can please go ahead with treating the injury as soon as possible and keep pushing your doctors and PTs. all the best...

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - Kim
      Thank you Kim. Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope things are better now and that your surgery was a successful one. As for treating an injury as soon as possible and pushing your health care providers as much as possible, I couldn't agree more with that advice. I've seen to many cases were injuries have been carried out for too long and then all the sudden more problems develop, because that initial injury wasn't treated appropriately. I think that's some good advice that all people can benefit from in the future. Thanks for sharing that Kim and all the best as well :)

  • kevin Jhonson
    kevin Jhonson 2 жыл бұрын +7

    I have a 1cm broad based right side bulge. The hell I have been in for 6 months is insane. I have done everything, meds, physio, ice, heat, chiropractor, massage, dry needling, cupping I even bought an inversion table. When it was at its worst I couldn’t sit for even 5 seconds I would sleep on my floor for 2 hours a night. All I could do way lay on the floor all day. I got extremely depressed and almost got hooked on OxyContin because of the pain. All I had to look forward to was my next pill. I couldn’t go out be with my wife or play with my daughter, I had no life. I’m probably %80 better now i take 6km walks everyday now. I still can’t sit sit pain free and have to use a roll I’m my car or it’s torture. Unfortunately I’m a field tech and I drive 80,000km per year. I go back to work in 3 weeks I have no choice I’m out of money. I feel like I’ll never get that last 20% back I want to get back to my active life again lifting weights and running. I’m so scared I’ll blow it out again. The pain was so bad the first 4 weeks I really thought about ending my life. The extreme pain I was in day in and day out and the 5 pills I was on really depressed me and screwed with my mind. I would just start to cry and ask way nobody could help me. The medical system was useless the only thing that helped was time. I hope I get the last 20 back I’m 44 and refuse to live like this the rest of my life.

    • Rich Rz
      Rich Rz 3 ай бұрын

      How are you now?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын +1

      - Kevin
      Glad to hear your feeling 80% better. That;s very encouraging to hear. As for that final 20%, you still have 3 weeks left and I'd recommend you do your best to take advantage of those 3 weeks. Maybe you won't get to 100%, but if you can get to 85% or 90%, then that would be huge and perhaps manageable for the future :)

  • indiresh
    indiresh 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Wonderful video, Remi. I am currently undergoing a herniated disc injury (I've had it for about 4 years now). Only started serious therapy 7 months ago. Love the content you put out. This video definitely gave me assurance that I can get better too. Been doing physio for about 6 months and also on an Ayurvedic medication plan.
    Exercises that I am doing (twice a day): bridges, cat-camel, cobra, standing stretches, knee-to-chest exercises for back and core strengthening, trunk rotation a.k.a supine knees side-to-side
    A big part of my injury was the mental frustration that came with it. I'm 25 and I've been playing soccer since I was 8 years old. Not being able to do that now is depressing. But I realized that talking to people who faced a similar injury helped deal with it better. Although I still have pain (not as much as I did 7 months ago), I feel a lot positive about recovery.
    Thank you so much for giving hope to everybody out there suffering from lower back pain.
    Please let me know in case you have any other tips for me to heal faster.

    • indiresh
      indiresh 2 жыл бұрын

      @Remi Sovran Thanks a lot for your response, Remi. Won't hesitate to write to you if I have questions.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - Indiresh
      Thanks, Indiresh. And no problem. Glad my video's have been helpful. If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to help. Feel free to reach out anytime :)

  • R R
    R R 6 жыл бұрын +13

    thank you for your video!!! I'm currently in the throws of this agony. it's unreal how the pain takes over your life! I have the same concern as you have

  • TamaraMTL
    TamaraMTL 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks for sharing your story Remi! Yours and mine have a lot of similarities. I started feeling pain down my right leg back in October but nothing I couldn't manage. I started seeing an osteopath in November but it didn't seem to help. In December the pain got much worse, excruciating! I called my family doctor but could only get an appointment after the holidays, 3 weeks later. She prescribed Naproxen, Flexeril and Tylenol 3, as well as an X-ray and physiotherapy. The meds did absolutely nothing for me, the X-ray came back normal and the physio didn't help at all either. The physio seemed to be treating me for piriformis syndrome and mainly doing trigger point manipulation. After my last visit, he basically said that he doesn't think he can help me until I have a clear diagnosis. Had a follow up visit with my family doctor last week where I sat sobbing in her office pleading for help. I'm in so much pain. I don't leave the house, I can't walk my dogs, can't run basic errands. She prescribed the pain killer Dilaudid as well as Gabapentin (which I believe is similar to Lyrica). So far the pain killer still doesn't help and she told me the Gabapentin will only start having an effect in 1-2 weeks.
    I'm at my wits end. I can't walk or bend down. The only time I'm not in pain is when I'm lying down. Sitting is bearable. The physio suspects a disc bulge at L5-S1 and I have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. My doc wants to see me again in a month, which worries me that she's not understanding the magnitude of my pain. I can't have another month of pain and doing nothing, I'll go crazy!
    Curious as to what exercises you did and would recommend?
    Do you think I should find another physiotherapist? After only three visits and him essentially giving up, I'm discouraged. 😕

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - Bratalishus
      No problem! Ya, I tried to get clarification on those results ASAP, so then you can begin develop a proper recovery plan and approach to you're injury. As far as starting to do your'e research, that's great to hear and I encourage you to continue to do that, as that is how I was basically able to heal myself. Also, great to hear about the inversion table as well, I hope that helps you out just as much as it did with my case. As for standing versus laying down, I'd suggest laying down would be better, just because it's less compression on not only the spine, but the knee joints as well. Not that standing is bad, but if you had to choose one over the other, laying down would be better especially for a spinal disc bulge/herniation injury case.
      And no problem, I do my best to try and interact with everyone that takes the time to watch my video's and leave comments. It's part of what helps me keep this channel going :)
      All the best Tamara :)
      - Remi

    • TamaraMTL
      TamaraMTL 6 жыл бұрын +1

      Remi so nice of you to take the time to reply! Well, I did my MRI yesterday and the technician provided me a CD with my results. I'm no doctor but I'm pretty sure I have a significant disc herniation at L4-L5 and another bulge at L5-S1. So this would explain my excruciating sciatica pain and the fact that I can hardly walk. The MRI technician said that my doctor should receive my results by Friday the latest. I'm hoping she has the decency to call me and schedule me in right away, rather than think it's okay to make me wait another month. In any case, I'm not waiting a month. I've already started doing research, I've watched a few of your videos including your inversion table explanation. And I've looked into exercises that could help the discs slip back, and at least decrease the pressure on my spinal nerves (prone on elbows as an example). I'm also looking into different doctors I can contact.
      I'm looking at different inversion tables online now and hope to make a purchase by tomorrow. I do a lot of sitting for work and I'm sure this isn't helping my pain. But I'm not sure what the alternative is. I work on a computer all day. I'm wondering if lying on my stomach and working on my laptop is better than sitting, or if even standing is better. Still researching that.
      Anyway, thank you for your response, and thank you for sharing your story and sharing what worked for you with the rest of us! I see that you are very interactive with your followers and I think that's very humble of you :)

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Bratalishus
      No problem Bratalishus. Firstly, sorry to hear about all of that. Never a good situation to be in were you're in constant pain, you aren't getting clarification from you're doctor or PT about you're injury, and the treatment you're getting isn't really helping much either. As for getting relief while you're lying down, that does suggest to my a compression type injury, which very likely could be a disc bulge in the lower back. I encouraged to continue lying down as much as possible throughout the day, as the will help take stress of you're back and also, allow for you're body to recover. As for the doctor waiting a month to see you, that is not good practice on their part and I'd suggest seeing them A.S.A.P after you get you're MRI results as this could potentially provide more clarification about you're injury and also, provide you're PT with more information about coming up with a recovery strategy.
      As for exercises to recommend, it's hard too say and I can't really give you any specifics since I don't know you're injury, nor the specifics of how you're body. However, as from a general perspective, if you're going to down exercise, only do exercises that aren't going to cause you pain or make things worse. For instance, if you're doing something like a plank and you feel it causes you pain, then this is an indication you're not ready for this type of progression yet. Note: Once, you get more information, maybe from you're MRI, I could potentially help suggest something a bit more specific.
      As for finding a new physiotherapist... it really depends on what you think of them and how the treatment has been doing. If you don't think they can help you anymore then they have already, and all their treatment you believed has pretty much not been successful, then it may be best to search for someone more familiar or that specializes in low back based injures like a disc bulge :)
      Hopefully you get some clarification on those MRI results soon and I wish you all the best Bratalishus :)

  • DaddySharkHD
    DaddySharkHD 9 ай бұрын +1

    Hey man, I know this video is old but I do appreciate what you've done with your channel. I'm 32 and have an L5 / S1 disc bulge. I'm a cop so it's going to be tough going back to work and having to carry a duty belt around my waist. I've been working on my PT and wanted to thank you for the reassurance in this video. Seems like I'll never get better at times but stories like yours give me hope that I'll get my life back.

    • talk2deb
      talk2deb 2 ай бұрын

      How did it work out for you, I wore a duty belt for 28 years, never knowing the damage it did and how much it actually weighs, especially your weapon. I had the microdiscectomy in October and its been no quick fix at all, hope you had better results.

    • DaddySharkHD
      DaddySharkHD 9 ай бұрын

      @Remi Sovran I just left my Dr. And we're doing the Microdiscectomy in 3 weeks. Very excited to get some relief.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  9 ай бұрын

      - Fit
      No problem man! I wish you all the best with your recovery :)

  • hfaith81
    hfaith81 8 ай бұрын +1

    I understand that pain all too well. I rolled a heavy patient over, and that’s when my symptoms started. The sciatica has affected my left leg, which was causing gait problems. The physical therapy made it worse. An X-ray showed that I had disc space narrowing from my L5-S1. My symptoms started in September 2021, and the nerve pain was getting worse. I didn’t get approved for an MRI until May 2022, however the MRI showed nothing. If I feel my lumbar area though, it feels like a bulging bone. Pain management gave me bilateral shots today in my piriformis muscle, but I wish I knew what the root cause was. The only thing that has helped me is exercising and stretching daily. When I actually stopped stretching my hamstrings, the symptoms subsided more. Something is causing this though, and I wish I knew. I’m sorry to hear you went through this. I know what that pain feels like and and people that aren’t experiencing the same don’t understand. I had one doctor tell me to get a cane. She wasn’t even interested in helping me. All we want is answers. Movement is important though. I’ve noticed if I don’t exercise daily, it gets worse again.

  • Ginger beaches of Hawaii
    Ginger beaches of Hawaii 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Thank you so much for posting this. Exactly what I have been going through. Great info!!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - Ginger
      No problem. Glad it was helpful :)

  • Aurimas Ransys
    Aurimas Ransys 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Hi Remi! Thank you for sharing your story! I have the same thing, the pain is unbelievable... And my story very similar to yours, it's been 6 months now since I injured myself during workout. I visited so many doctors, and nobody actually helped me. Now I am seeing a very talented physiotherapist and he said that he will put me on my feet again, but I was just wondering, so your rehabilitation was all about exercises and physiotherapy? Did you do anything else besides that? Listening to your story was like listening someone talking about me. So you know what I am going through now, so please give me some more tips.

  • lombardian100
    lombardian100 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you for sharing your story. I can't begin to tell you how similar my condition is to yours. I feel so badly that you've had to wait so long just to get it diagnosed. I share your reaction about your excruciating pain. It was so awful that you are helpless to know how to get your body into a neutral position to just move the pain rating downard from 10 out of 10 to perhaps 5 out of 10. I tried the physical therapy route and on good days, I can walk back to my car. On bad days, the sciatica was so bad I couldn't even walk to the car. My MRI revealed spinal stenosis where my L5 nerve root was crowded out. I've since received a cortisone shot, and I'm patiently recovering. God bless you. I was also an avid hockey player and I can only pray one day I can get back on skates one of these days.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын

      No problem lombardian! Hope you can make a speedy recovery :)

  • Keona Campbell
    Keona Campbell 5 жыл бұрын

    Thanks for telling us your story! Glad to know I am not alone with my L5S1 pain... would be interesting to know how you are coping with the pain these days? I have had this annular tear & disc protrusion pain for almost 2 years, and it is totally manageable but ALWAYS present. Thanks

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  5 жыл бұрын +2

      - Keona
      No problem Keona! I have actually made a recovery and I consider myself for the most pain free. I have a bit of issues with the arthritis of my facet joints, but that's only if I get a few bad night's sleep in a row, eating poorly for a few days or find myself in a position we're I'm overdoing some activity like sitting. And when I mean recovery, I don't feel my disc protrusion has been healed, it's just healed to the point of we're i'm pain free. Keep in mind if I was still in pain, I wouldn't be deadlifting close to 400lbs:
      From a Herniated Disc & Sciatica to a 375lb Deadlift | The Journey Thus Far

  • Mohammed Siddiqi
    Mohammed Siddiqi 6 жыл бұрын

    Hey man I'm glad you're feeling better now. I also have a l5-s1 disc herniation. It's been 3 months since the sciatica has started and 7 months since i the initial injury. I was also deadlifting. I've been through several clinics for PT and chiro treatment and felt no change. I'm at a point where I'm losing hope and just getting lazy with exercises. I started using an inversion table for the past week but I can't go all the way down yet because of the pain. I'm just depending on my medication for the time being. I'm also scheduled for a cortisone shot soon. Do you have any recommendations for what I can do?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +3

      - Mohammed
      Thanks Mohammed! Sorry to hear about the disc herniation and sciatica, as that's never a fun experience. As for some recommendations that you can do:
      1) Avoid all movements/activities that cause you pain as much as possible (e.g., sitting, bending over, or whatever it may be). Note: If you don't avoid these movements/activities and you continuously engage in them, it's only going to make the recover process longer and possibly make things worse.
      2) When it comes to exercise (core strengthening) or inversion therapy, only engage in as permits. If anything causes you pain, avoid it, as this is a signal you're not ready to progress to that stage yet.
      3) Stay optimistic as best as possible through the process. Healing a disc injury isn't easy and it does take time, but if you stick to the process, you will get better over time.
      Those are just some basic recommendations I have for you and hopefully they help you out. If you any other specific questions, feel free to ask :)

  • thePHXstudio
    thePHXstudio 4 жыл бұрын

    Great to see a video made by someone who has been through it and doesn't have an agenda or skin in the game. PT saved me, got me an MRI, a diagnosis, and at least a glimmer of an outlook for getting better long term. Wish you the best man, hope you can get out on the ice again, I know how badly I'm missing basketball right this second.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын

      - SeeMike
      Thanks, Mike! I've actually been able to return to play hockey and weightlifitng seriously again. Took me quite a whole, but documented many of those experiences in videos along the way.
      Hope you can get back to basketball soon though buddy :)

  • Marvin Sheats
    Marvin Sheats 6 жыл бұрын +3

    I can totally relate to you Remi. My L5/S1 have very little disc space and I'm chronic and constant pain all the time. Being a musician; I have to be very careful how I lift amps and gear and not over do it. Was paralyzed from my lower extremities down for about 15 minutes a few yrs. ago just bending over opening a drawer. Very scary experience.
    So just been very careful about what I do and doing my exercises and stretches. Still in pain but working through it. Thank you very much for your recommendations. Stay healthy.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - Marvin
      Very sorry to hear about that Marvin. Never a fun thing being in constant pain and I can't even imagine what it is like to be paralyzed from the lower extremities down. Glad to hear that you're being extra careful and doing your exercises/stretches, which is only going to help you in the long run. Hopefully things can better soon and you can be pain free again one day! All the best Marvin :)

  • Hmoob Crypto
    Hmoob Crypto 3 жыл бұрын

    I feel you. If you don't take care of yourself, it's gonna get harder to recover if you rely on just being told what's wrong. I been having my lower back pain for a year now. I started off in a really bad shape. Couldn't even stand up straight nor even put my feet flat down on a surface without major sharp pain. They call it "Facet syndrome".
    I'm not as bad as before and can walk now, but still recovering. But for some reason, I'm not recovering at the rate I should according to my chiropractor. Work isn't helping either. I'm just gonna continue researching and doing my stretches and usual workout. Hopefully a year or two from now, I will be better off. The lower back pain comes and goes.
    At one point, I thought I was gonna die. It was just 3 - 4 weeks ago. Just got back home from a 2 hour night class with lower and upper back pain from sitting, I went to lay down on my back for a few minutes, rolled over and attempt to stand up and all of sudden it felt like my spine shook and my heart was being pulled. Every time I attempt to stand up straight instead of still hunching with my hand by my heart....I would feel that sharp pain near my heart to my right chest area. Scary. I was sweating throughout the whole time.
    I just slowly layed down without making any wrong slight movements and slept that night praying the pain will go away the next day. It did. Since then......i got an adjustment on my rib as I was told from my chiropractor it sounded like it has something to do with my rib area (right side).
    I'm currently visiting a "accredited" accupunture for my lower back while visiting my chiropractic. It's crazy......I'm amaze the accupunture helped. But be cautious on whom you go see. Some accupunture if not properly trained will give you a collapse lung.
    You can use this to find a good accupunture if you want to try.
    Accreditation matters when you go see professionals of any type.
    What got me is..
    How did my lower back pain even ended up affecting my rib if it's really that? My guess is.......it's a combination of a lack of exercise and the constant adjustment on my thoraric spine every week or 2 for my upper back. I would get problems...go back again and then the same adjustment happen for my upper back. I have talked to my chiropractor since then to lighten the adjustment a bit. Been doing good so far.
    ...no doubt chiropractic and accupunture helps, but honestly, you need to learn to listen to your body and talk it through with them. Otherwise, you might end up making the problem worst. Hopefully this advice helps anyone whom is currently going through pain.
    ....I'm thinking about revisiting a taichi style I attempt to learn over 5 years ago for health benefits. Hopefully it helps. I stopped cuz it's hard to find a good teacher in the US. Not sure how I'm gonna revisit TaiChi Chuan, I forgot most of the moves already.
    Believe it or not......working on your breathing helps with back problems. Don't need Tai Chi for that. Sounds like some crazy stuff.....but yea..
    Learning how to utilize your breathing to help your back really does help.
    Rather it's tai chi or yoga.....the movements exist to bring a good flow of energy into your body. Even if you don't know how to do it........basic stretches with a good flow of movements with good breathing helps.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын +1

      - Hmoob
      Thanks, for sharing that. Some really solid tips there that I think many people reading this can benefit from. Glad you're doing better now :)

  • Joshua Piva
    Joshua Piva 4 жыл бұрын

    Literally the exact same way I did my bulging disc and also exercised for a month afterwards which made it a lot worse. Found that the physio has also shown me everything he can and its up to me now. thanks heaps for the tips and this video!

    • Joshua Piva
      Joshua Piva 4 жыл бұрын

      I have heard the disc actually never heals. The only thing I can do is manage it by strengthening my core. Is this true? Has yours actually healed...as you said you are back in the gym doing dead lifts. I couldn't even picture myself doing this ever again. Thanks

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын

      No problem Joshua! :)

  • abhijit singh
    abhijit singh 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Hi Remi,Thanks for sharing your experience.In 2013 I suffered disc bulge between L5-S1 which still pains some time when I sit for long duration unintentionally in office.For me it's same like you where for 2 months I went for the physiotherapy sessions and after that continued stretching and one aasan in yoga called Surya Namaskar which helped to strengthen the lower back muscles.Initially I was also keen to have more and more MRI but my doctor suggested to avoid MRI as this test transmit lot of radiation in your body and the side effects will kick in as you get old.Also taking rest for longer duration after the injury is not recommended by my doctor and he asked me to continue normal life while following simple practice's to avoid strain on lower back.Some time I think that you have to control pain from your mind.Its good to know that your are able to do dead lifts comfortably but for me I quit gym and started doing body weight exercises only and swimming thrice a week which helped strengthening the muscles without putting strain on joints and back.So as you said it's good to have more and more knowledge of your condition/disease and then only one would be able to defeat it.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +2

      - Abhijit
      No problem abhijit. Sorry to hear about all of that as it's tough be in constant pain for that long. Never a fun thing. As for the MRI, I'm not sure why you're doctor said to avoid MRI since they actually don't give off radiation, nor use radiation. X-rays, Bone Scans, Cat-Scans all use radiation, which can cause harm to our tissues overtime if you were too consistently get these tests done. MRI's use magnetic frequency's, which haven't been shown to harm our tissues like radiation. So, I'm not sure what the premise is of not getting an MRI done? However, if you know that you have an L5-S1 disc bulge, then their may not be a need for an MRI if you already know the injury. As far doing bodyweight exercises and swimming a few times a week, that's definitely good and will help with your injury. Lastly, yes the more knowledge you have, the better off you will be. Ultimately, you're the only one that will best understand you condition best (e.g., You'll know what works and what doesn't). :)

  • Dreamer
    Dreamer 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Very good listen! well done on your recovery, I started getting pains last year November from excessive gym activity and spinning. End of November i was squatting and all of sudden Bam I fall to the floor not being able to move for almost 20 minutes! since then my life has changed. After months of begging from an MRI scan I managed to get one in March and it came back clear nothing wrong whatsoever. Despite all the clear results I don't feel well, I hardly do any activity I'm mostly at home but sitting hurts so much so I tend to lay most of the time. I experienced nerve pain tingling in both legs, some days I have terrible back pain others it's my legs. The horrible thing is my doctor doesn't believe me when I tell her I'm going through pain it's like if the MRI is clear then everything else isn't acknowledged. I ran out of options so I just deal with the pain myself. Not being able to afford private treatment in the uk is tough, most Family care doctors won't refer you to specialist.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - ayooty93 Thanks ayooty, glad you enjoyed the video! Sorry to hear about your experience and it's unfortunate that you couldn't get any clarification from the MRI. They aren't perfect, but, it sounds like some more testing would be beneficial to you. For instance, maybe something like a bone scan may show something that the MRI isn't. Tough to go through all of that though, and that's very unfortunate your doctor doesn't believe you about your pain. The thing is many doctor's actually don't 'know the pain we go through', so it's hard for them to relate or sympathize with people like us. I'd try had to push for more testing if possible, because you won't really know how to treat your injury, especially if you don't know what it is. That's a very tough position to be in. And yes affording treatment is a major issue all of us deal with, which is very unfortunate. Hopefully you can get some clarification and relief soon ayooty. I wish you all the best :)

  • Secure Connection
    Secure Connection  Жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you for this video! I've been having low back issues off and on since my teens and just about 2 months ago had an injury at the gym while lifting. Went through bulged every 2-5 yrs to now almost daily soreness. Yes, doing the things you recommend in the vid and also found that anti-inflammatory diet and dry sauna have been helping take the pain away and help rebuild and heal the disc. I'm a female with an office sitting job, so also had the company to get me a chair with lumbar support. Daily exercises for strengthening muscles around the nerves has also been effective. I know it's going to be months before feeling ' normal' again, but taking my health in my own hands, researching, and doing all the right things will help speed up recovery.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +1

      - Secure
      No problem! Glad to hear you're doing better :)

  • Warren Crook
    Warren Crook 7 жыл бұрын +22

    Thanks for sharing your story with us. You just outlined everything I have been going through for the past six months. I have some bad days when I loose all hope ( like today ) your story gave me hope that one day I might get better.

    • Miami Lifestyle
      Miami Lifestyle 5 жыл бұрын

      Warren Crook what's up bro just checking on your update did you get better ? If yes how ?

    • goodman badman
      goodman badman 6 жыл бұрын

      Warren Crook hi read my comments it may help u my friend...

    • Warren Crook
      Warren Crook 7 жыл бұрын +1

      *****​ thanks so much.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      Warren Crook
      Ya for sure. They may be the same or they may be different, not sure. I've actually been meaning to get a few stretching videos out soon that I've recently learned about and found very helpful. I'll get those videos out very shortly :)

    • Warren Crook
      Warren Crook 7 жыл бұрын +1

      Thanks. Things are slowly getting better. I would love to see what stretches you have. Hopefully they are diferent that what I am currently doing.

  • ABEL Diesel
    ABEL Diesel 7 жыл бұрын +1

    Great to hear you got better !! I've been feeling a little better finally after a year of exercises and a healthier diet .I am very careful about lifting any thing heavy I don't want to reinjur my back....How long did it take before you could start lifting weights again ?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      +ABEL Gonzalez Hello Abel, to answer your question, I limited myself greatly for about 6 months. I never 'completely' stopped lifting weights, but I was just super careful with the things I did and really cut out a lot of things (e.g., squats, dead-lifts, a lot of lower body stuff). Upper body stuff I could still do, but I just went very light and avoided any tasks that involved a great deal of spinal compression. For instance, did a lot of cable and resistance band exercises. Also, things like chin-ups and light bench never really bothered me as well, but I would proceed with caution if you were to perform this exercises. However, after six months, I started I slowly started incorporating more things, but it wasn't really until about till a year and a half to 2 years until I returned back to lifting normally. I still avoid a lot of things, but that's not to say I can't do things like I did before. Hopefully that answers your question Abel! Glad to hear that you have been feeling better from a healthier diet and exercise. Always great to hear! Also, ya not re-injuring your back is something you need to be careful about, because you always be more susceptible to another back injury in the future! Anyways, all the best moving forward :)

  • GJ
    GJ 9 ай бұрын +1

    June 2022 and I am watching your video. Thank you for your story. I am going through this right now. I been having back pain since 2020 because of COVID working remotely at home, but nothing severe. The end of 2021 I started noticing my back pain was getting a little worst but I took Aleve or Ibuprofen the doctor prescribed.... it would work. March 2022 the pain in my back was so bad I went to my doctor, just like you and given meds / physical therapy. Listening to you I was doing some of the same things you did. I just finish PT and still had the pain. Since, I had such a great therapist, I continue to do the lot of the exercises on my own. The bed or floor ....laying on your stomach will be your best friend.....It truly was mines. You said something your video that rang true. The PT was just doing any and all exercises with me but not knowing what exactly the problems was. I had to fight with the doctor and insurance to get an MRI. Finally got the MRI and Bulge Disc in L4/5. Went back to my doctor for my results and next recourse. I am scheduled to see a specialist 2 months from now. The pain that I am going through couldn't wait. I contacted a Chiropractor who came recommended to me through a co-worker going through the same thing. Today was my first visit and I got a lot questions answered about my back and about the best exercises for my problem. Thank you so much for sharing your story and that horrible pain you had to go through.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  9 ай бұрын

      No problem GJ! Thanks for sharing that and I hope you make a recovery soon :)

  • J Reverie
    J Reverie 2 жыл бұрын +2

    This was so helpful and a relief. Thank you. I'm 6ft5 too exact same back area similar activity level, have the same anualar tear too. I'm so happy to hear you've been recovering as I hate feeling like my backs a ticking time bomb lol. Very scared to exercise

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - J M
      No problem J M. Glad this video was helpful. Hope you can make a recovery soon :)

  • jen sophia
    jen sophia 6 жыл бұрын +2

    sorry you had to go through this. I appreciate you putting this information out there as I feel it will help alot of people. Good luck and stay healthy!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      Thank you Jen, I appreciate the kind words :)

  • Cassandra Gajadhar
    Cassandra Gajadhar 4 жыл бұрын

    I can identify with you 100% it's almost identical to my experience, I've been dealing with the same issue for about 15 months and physiotherapy also aqua therapy helps a lot with mobility and tension. I only take pain killers when the pain is irritatingly overbearing but mostly I rest a lot in caution not to do more damage to the nerve. However, now that I have been inactive, mostly on bed rest, when I do the exercises my physiotherapist recommend the pain level is high. Thankfully for this video I am encouraged to put in the work and not be afraid of the pain of recovery! All the best in your journey and I hope that you have a fully recovery soon.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын +2

      - Cassandra
      No problem Cassandra and thanks for sharing a bit of your story! Never an easy thing dealing with constant low back pain and having it affect your life. Hoping you can make a full recovery soon! :)

  • Charles Simonson
    Charles Simonson  Жыл бұрын +5

    Literally laying on my stomach before I started watching this! EVERYTHING from taking pills to get through sitting to waking up in the AM popping pills to sleep is the truth for me too! It’s sooo annoying and agonizing

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +1

      - Charles
      Yeah. It's frustrating Charles. I hope you can make a recovery soon :)

  • Andy
    Andy 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Hey. I know how it feels. I suffer from a herniated disc too and the pain is really serious and not a joke. You’re unable to sit, bend over or sleep properly. I got and epidural injection that helped relieve the pain but not completely yet. Hopefully the pain will be gone soon.

    • Andy
      Andy 2 жыл бұрын

      Remi Sovran thank you for your message. Just came back from my doctor visit and I should give it a few more weeks for the injection to make it’s full effect. Might need a second if it’s not gone but hopefully I might not need surgery.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын +1

      - Andy
      Ya. It's not easy and you're right - it's no joke. A difficult injury to manage. Hope things improve for you soon Andy and if you have any questions - feel free to reach out :)

  • Heather Whittaker
    Heather Whittaker 10 ай бұрын

    Thank you Remi...Sound like me you are in Canada where I have to beg and wait for care.I am one year now suffering..Just managed to get an MRI last week.I agree. Research on line.. and Bob and Brad are another great KZclip channel...they have helped me so much ❤️..Stay well Remi🥰

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  10 ай бұрын

      No problem Heather! Happy to help :)

  • Ad Astra
    Ad Astra 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks very much for this! I have the same injury, but I ended up with sciatica down both legs, into the bottoms of my feet. As you'd know, it's impossible to describe this amount of pain 24/7. Anyway, it took doctors & specialists months to work out what was wrong & I was so shocked & disillusioned at their apathy & disinterest in getting to the core of it all. How can they treat someone in so much pain with such indifference? Doctors, specialists, surgeons... the lot of them =( & they honestly don't know as much as they should, so YES, do your own research people!! I was on a lot of pain meds & I couldn't do physio, I had trouble moving at all, but Acupuncture was the ONE THING I found helped relieve some pain. 2 years later, I'm still in trouble, but I'm much better than I was!! Thanks again, I hope you're pain free & stay pain free ongoing =)

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын +1

      - Ad
      No problem Ad! Thanks, for sharing your story. Couldn't agree more. And yes, I'm currently pain-free and back to things that I never thought would be possible.
      Glad you found relief from acupuncture and hope you continue to get better Ad. All the best :)

  • Victoria H.
    Victoria H.  Жыл бұрын

    Thanks Remi! I started graduating mileage walking program in February. Within a month a started getting Achilles tendon pain, mild, and kept walking. From time to time I get mild sciatica krapacola discomfort but thought I need different shoes & more walking. Well it hasn't really gotten better unless I rest. But that didn't make sense for long term. (I did have 3 falls since January while walking. No back pain when I stood, but might have thrown off alignment.) Anyway, I have a couple older friends whose backs are so bad that they can't walk more than 50 feet. I don't want to end up like that. So my journey of discovery is for PREVENTION of further deterioration of my spine (arthritis, stenosis...) so I can have & keep a good quality of life. Thanks for sharing. I want viewers to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Keep calm, have some tea & NEVER surrender. There is an answer. Research, read & testing is key. Diagnosis is so important. Then a holistic approach is best. Prayers for good health for anyone who finished reading this. 👣⚕🛏🏋️‍♀️❤

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      - Victoria
      No problem! Thanks, for sharing Victoria! Keep up the great work. And keep me posted on your journey. Sounds like your doing well :)

  • Joe Sanchez
    Joe Sanchez 5 жыл бұрын +2

    Thanks for the info, so many people dealing with this issue myself included, it's Summer time here in San Diego and I can't even go surf which is something I love to do. I wake up stiff with pain down my right leg. I will be starting my physical rehabilitation and hopefully get this to go away. No insurance just will and prayers.
    Thanks again and I'm glad to hear you feel better.

    • Miami Lifestyle
      Miami Lifestyle 5 жыл бұрын

      Joe Sanchez it's been 3 weeks I'm just curious I start tomorrow

    • Miami Lifestyle
      Miami Lifestyle 5 жыл бұрын

      Joe Sanchez Are you feeling any better after therapy ?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  5 жыл бұрын

      - Joe
      No problem Joe and yes it's one of the most difficult things that people may deal with, which is having something taken away, because one physically can't do it due to the pain..Never easy and can really affect someone mentally..., but I hope you can make a recovery soon though Joe and get back to surfing! All the best to you're physical rehabilitation and I'll be praying for you :)

  • Amo Amo
    Amo Amo 7 жыл бұрын +5

    Your story is very similar to what I'm dealing with now. I'm in pain 24/7 and no one takes me seriously. I've even been told to just suck it up. It took me about 3 months before I was properly diagnosed and my first pain management epidural injection is June 22. I've been dealing with this since March. On bad days, My right leg is numb and burns and stings due to the pinching of the nerve.

    • Mortal Kombat
      Mortal Kombat 5 жыл бұрын

      Lee Victoria you do realise that her comment is 2 yrs old. For all we know she might have reversed the damage and back to routine!

    • goodman badman
      goodman badman 6 жыл бұрын

      clara P hi read my comments it might help u don't give up...u will recover

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын +1

      clara P
      Sorry to hear that Clara, I know it's a very tough situation to be in pain like that all the time. A lot of people don't understand the severity of pain that individual's deal with from an injury and this creates unnecessary thought processes such as people telling you to "suck it up". It's probably some of the worst advice someone can be given because people don't actually know what your experiencing until they actually experience it for themselves (which they may never experience). As for that epidural injection goes, hopefully that can be helpful for you. I know myself, I'm not a big fan of them because they primarily are only going to "temporarily" relieve pain and they aren't necessarily fixing the issue. Anyways, hopefully things get better for you soon and that you don't have to deal with any severe right leg pain!

  • Colleen Eljari
    Colleen Eljari 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you Remi for your story- My sorry is almost identical- still haven’t had much improvement after 2 mths- I will follow your recommendations and hopefully recover soon.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - Colleen
      No problem. All the best to your recovery Colleen :)

  • TheReal11Bravo
    TheReal11Bravo 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you so much for sharing your story!
    I was hit by a drunk driver in a head-on collision, which rendered me three herniated discs in my neck and my lower back and a shoulder bone spur.
    My life hasn't been the same every since.
    It's such a struggle doing the most basic things around the house.
    So much pain!
    I do planks, stretches, sphynx posture, etc....
    I get very short periods of pain relief from those exercises.
    I'll keep trying. 😌
    Anything to avoid taking pills.
    It's a struggle trying to leave bed in the morning.
    It's a struggle to undress myself before bathing.
    It's a struggle to clean myself.
    It's a struggle to put shoes on.
    I'm so upset about this whole thing!
    I will try swimming and hydromassage next.
    Hearing your story gave me lots of hope.
    Thank you so much!
    Be well.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын +1

      - Darian
      No problem Darian! Glad my story could give you some hope. That's always encouraging to hear. If you have questions or need help with anything, feel free to reach out :)

  • Kellie Eddlemon
    Kellie Eddlemon 6 жыл бұрын

    For about two months my lower back has been killing me. I work at a grocery store as a cashier and also stocking which involves heavy lifting. For a while, like you, I also thought that it was just a muscle strain but over the weeks the pain just got so bad that I forced myself to go to the doctor. So I went and he suggested that I get an MRI because I told him "I appreciate all that you have been doing for me, but I'm not seeing any improvement." So after I got my MRI, my doctor told me that I have five bulging discs.
    L1-L2: 1.4mm
    L2-L3: 1.2mm
    L3-L4: 1.7 to 1.9mm
    L4-L5: 3.3mm
    and L5-S1: 2.8mm
    Being 25 years old, I never would have thought that this would happen to me. I'm always very cautious of what I do. I take my job very serious. But hey, accidents happen, right? My doctor is currently in the process of referring me to another specialist and possibly getting an epidural to ease the pain and return to work. 800mg ibuprofen only last so long. Trying to fall asleep and/or waking up in the middle of the night is very hard to deal with. As you also said, just laying on your stomach does help the pain. as well as just standing. I have to wear a back brace. Trying to focus on my posture seems to help. I've been looking up stretches and certain types of exercises possibly help me. But anyways, I just want to thank you for sharing your story. It inspired me to share mine with you and others as well!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - Kellie
      Ahhh ya sorry to hear about that. I'm not a big fan of pain medication either, primarily because of the reasons I listed above ( you will start feel almost normal or good, when really you aren't), but also, they can be very hard on some of the organs in you're body as well, specifically the liver. Anyways, the way I look at epidural injections is just it's a stronger form of a pain medication. However, you're just not taking in it a pill form, rather it's an injection. Ultimately, an issue with this is that could lead to multiple injections, if you feel you need them and this could realistically destroy you're joints and cartilage. Not something the doctor's will really tell you or you'll be aware. However, I guess a benefit would be that, they wouldn't be as addicting as pills, since only the doctor has control over when and how many injections you would get. Very tough situation to be in, but my typical advice is just take pain medication or injections as you need them. :)

    • Kellie Eddlemon
      Kellie Eddlemon 6 жыл бұрын

      Yeah I've been a little freaked out about getting the epidural but also I'm scared to get on any serious pain meds. Addiction runs in my family really bad. Especially with pills. I know I would be able to control myself, however I have an addictive personality and I also have epilepsy and I'm on medication for that as well. That's why I'm scared to take the risk of that

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Kellie
      Thanks for sharing and very sorry to hear about that. Having 5 bulging discs can be very problematic, but from the sounds of things, I'd assume only the L4-L5 and L5-S1 are the ones that are causing the pain. Note: You can have a bulging disc and be asymptomatic (no pain). However, I could be wrong and they may be all causing issues for that matter. Anyways, just a few comments:
      "My doctor is currently in the process of referring me to another specialist and possibly getting an epidural to ease the pain and return to work. 800mg ibuprofen only last so long."
      I'd very careful with getting epidural injections... I'm not a fan of these and doctor's tend to help these out frequently for pain relief, yet they often times are only doing more damage. The localized epidural injection could have significant side effect such as breaking down cartilage in the localized area of you're body, which is not good! Also, the pain relief that these provide, don't often always work the way they should. Sometimes, you may only get little pain relief to almost none, which would also not be good when you consider the potential for cartilage breakdown. Lastly, there is always the concern with not only epidural injections, but pain relief medication as well that once you take these medications or get an injection like this... you will start feel almost normal or good, when really you aren't. Ultimately, this will lead you to start doing movements or activities that you shouldn't be doing and you will only do more harm to yourself in the long run.
      "As you also said, just laying on your stomach does help the pain. as well as just standing. I have to wear a back brace. Trying to focus on my posture seems to help. I've been looking up stretches and certain types of exercises possibly help me."
      Glad to hear you're doing these things as this will only help in the long run and I encourage you to continue laying on you're stomach, as well focusing on posture and finding stretches/exercises that help.
      All the best Kellie and I hope you can make a recovery soon :)

  • Phlebas99
    Phlebas99 6 жыл бұрын +2

    My story is incredibly similar. Young, tall, L5-S1 disc prolapse, and not diagnosed until I was in constant pain and couldn't walk. Did the same lying on my front all day, was on Naproxen (stronger than Ibuprofen) and Amitriptyline (as nerve pain relief).
    Took about the same time to get any sort of disc shrinkage, but unlike you, I ended up with permanent damage. Got permanent numbness in my left foot down the outside, and a permanent "pulled calf muscle" feeling. I'll keep an eye on the channel, try some of your core strength stuff, see if it helps.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Phlebas99
      Ya, sorry to hear about the permanent damage Phlebas99. It's a very unfortunate situation to go through, especially when you consider the time frame. No one should ever have to go through something like that. Hopefully you find the core training and some other things on the channel helpful :) Also, you may find some useful things on my website as well, if you decide to check that out. All the best moving forward :)

  • Farzand Ali Khan
    Farzand Ali Khan  Жыл бұрын

    Same thing happened to me while carrying a bundle of grass in spring and I slipped on rocks and hit my tail bone while 70 to 80 kg on my shoulders and I heard a small pop in my lower back. Man I was a calisthenics athlete and I could do tucked Planche 5 sec front lever and muscle ups but now I am really in pain I hope everyone recovers don't over work yourself and also don't be lazy listen to your body.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      - Farzand
      For sure! Hope you're doing okay today :)

  • Allie Worth
    Allie Worth 7 жыл бұрын +6

    I have bulges L3/L4 & L4/L5 with arthritis L1-L5 per my MRI results. I've been depressed because I've been injured for over a month now & it seems to be taking forever to heal. Hearing your story gives me hope for a successful recovery. Thanks for sharing.

    • Arjun kumar Gupta
      Arjun kumar Gupta 4 жыл бұрын

      Ally Cas , bulge kaise theek hoga sir ji

    • Miriam Thawang
      Miriam Thawang 7 жыл бұрын +1

      +saleem suliman sounds similar to cupping which is something they do in Chinese medicine, my sister did it when she had back problems and said it helped a lot. Never heard of hijama suction cup, will have to look that up :)

    • saleem suliman
      saleem suliman 7 жыл бұрын

      do hijama suction cup the Islamic healing process and your disc will heal

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      Alicia Ann
      ahh sorry to hear about that Alicia. I'm glad that my story was able to give you inspiration. Lower back pain is never fun. Hopefully you can make a successful recovery soon :)

  • John Beaty
    John Beaty 4 жыл бұрын +2

    This video gave me insight where I didn't have any, I'm sixteen and I got an Annual tear as well in the L5 and S1 during football practice ,
    This gave me a positive attitude to keep my head up .

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын

      - Celestial
      Glad this video could give you some insight Celestial and hope you can continue with your football career :)

  • Harry Murray
    Harry Murray 7 жыл бұрын

    Hi Remi,
    Thanks for the info and story. I myself am recovering long term from a bulging disc that was sustained about 14 months ago. I have found the most frustrating element is the lack of consistency in training, some months I'll feel good and confident and others if I have days out of the gym or my nutrition is off I will "feel" the back a bit more. My conclusion from my physiotherapist was I had suffered a disc bulge injury in the L3,4,5 region but that it greatly reduced. A lot of my rehab initially was based on working my trans-ab muscles and looking at kinetic control, did you experience or do any form of this during your rehab?
    I really want to give my rehab a crack now - for far too long I've trained my body probably incorrectly hence why the intermittent periods of my lower back feeling good to average occur monthly. Any tips on getting started with a consistent rehab, exercise plan?
    Thanks for the videos

    • Harry Murray
      Harry Murray 7 жыл бұрын

      Hi Remi,
      That really is above and beyond helpful ! Thank you very much. I've sent an email to your address you kindly provided. Hopefully we can speak further there.
      Thanks a lot Remi.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      +Harry Murray
      Hello Harry,
      Sorry to hear about your training and how it's been inconsistent. It's tough when you experience a stretch of a few good days, only to have a bad day next. Now, to answer your qestion regarding the trans-ab muscles, I'm assuming your referring to the transverse abdominis? If so, yes I did so training related to this muscle, specifically some activation exercises (e.g., various hollowing and breathing exercises).
      As far as tips on getting started with a consistent rehab, exercise plan... I think to begin, you need to find the right program for you. For instance, were are you at in your recovery? What kind of exercises are you currently doing? What exercises don't cause pain? Once, your able to answer some of the questions, you can then track if your progressing or not. Are you able to do more adanced exercises now or are have you stayed that same spot for a while now? Really, there is a lot that goes into develping a high quality rehab exercise pain and my suggestion is too maybe work with your PT to figure what may be best for you. Specifically, something that you can follow consistently and that is appropriate for you. I could possibly help you out a bit on your exercise program routine and maybe advise on some things if you would like. You can email me at askremisovran@gmail.com and we could get into more detail if you would like.
      All the best Harry :)

  • Zeik in Korea
    Zeik in Korea  Жыл бұрын

    Good story. Sounds similar to my story but I got my bulge from an improper sleep position, laying down improperly on a 2 chairs near my old work desk. The leg pain kicked in. About nearly 3 months after and still have leg pain but it was horrifying throughout most of 2020. I'm schedule for MRI this month.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      Sorry to hear that Sam. Hope the MRI clarifies things up for you.

  • Ryan Victoria
    Ryan Victoria 6 жыл бұрын +8

    Very helpful vlog, as well as the exercise vids you shared. going through the same L5-S1 pain right now. thanks a lot.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      No problem Ryan, glad my videos and exercises could be of help :)

  • B L
    B L  Жыл бұрын +2

    It would be interesting to see how this young gentleman is doing now in the year 2022.
    I had a bulging disc about 5 years ago and for two years I couldn't even walk I couldn't even stand it was so painful. My doctor recommended having a operation on my back and I knew that I didn't want to go under that treatment because once you get into the spine a doctor could slip his knife accidentally and sever a nerve and you end up being in a wheelchair the rest of your life so like this young man I go online and do a lot of research I couldn't even sit down on the toilet without it hurting me. I would stand for about 5 minutes 10 top pushing myself just to do my dishes and then going laying on my bed the chiropractor didn't help me in fact he got mad at me because he said I should have been better by now because he figured I wasn't cooperating and it wasn't that I wasn't cooperating it's just that his message did not work.
    I had a handicap sticker on my rear view mirror and I thought I should ask all these people that pull in the handicap lot next to me what happened to them and everybody gave me their story and I figure out a 20 interviews it will give me something to go on.
    Every one of those 20 people had a back operation for herniated disc not only did it make it worse but one guy he had seven back operations and still was not improved and that was scary.
    I remember after the second year not knowing what to do just in so much pain almost ready to give up I came across decompression I was ready to just say the heck with it.
    I was in the grocery store just trying to make it to the till with 4 L of milk just to get out of there as soon as I could cuz I was so much in pain and it happened that my friend was in front of me and he made the mistake of asking me how I was doing and of course I just broke down in tears and he says well pay for your milk and I want to talk to you that might be interesting.
    He said that a bus driver he knew had treat herniated disc and he was in so much pain but then what he did if he found out that in the u.s. in Vegas there was some doctor who performed ozone treatments after having this done he came back to Canada within a matter of four days he was back to work apparently this ozone treatment for herniated disc has been done in Europe for the last 25-30 years? Don't quote me on this and it has also been done in the states for some time and recently here up in Canada and having success stories. I wouldn't recommend it if you feel uncomfortable or if you feel there's any dangers involved I don't like to recommend anybody anything that I haven't experienced myself but apparently this guy was back to work so I contacted him I got his email and he said he was back to work and it wasn't a hundred percent pain-free but he was convinced that's what happened to help him. This is a different story than myself.
    Because I was so fearful whether it would work for me or not I thought I'd just keep on doing research and I was looking at all the different operation said you can have to fix your back to remove the disc to replace it with another disc etc etc etc it just still didn't sit right with me especially after hearing about other people who've went under the knife and it would be temporarily good but it would come back that's what happened to a friend she had herniated disc and she went under the knife and it came back after you two years.
    What help me and save me from having a backup eration was decompression.
    Now I don't know if it will help if you've been under the knife and if you've already had a back operation as I understand it might not work, but I can't attest to that all I know is what really helped me.
    And after my doctor died I got a different doctor she told me that it was good I didn't have the operation because it can come back in 2 to 4 years.
    After 22 decompression treatments at $100 a treatment my pain went away the disc slip back into place.
    This isn't just some story this is my own personal experience and like I say I'm not saying it's going to work for you. I'm just saying everybody's different however I read on the internet about this procedure and I said well if it's going to cost me $2,200 and it's going to work I'm going for it after all what is money when it involves your health if you get the right treatment.
    Many people can and up almost poor and broke and in debt because they were sucked into bad treatment.
    I went from walking across the street very slowly barely making it to get my mail at my mailbox to walking 6 km. 3 years in the making the first two years not knowing what to do.
    Yes I remember one time I went to go to my mailbox and all of a sudden my leg disappeared under me I went down pretty hard on the sidewalk it was a total shock. Apparently what happened according to the doctor is the disc pinched a nerve that was sending messages to my brain to walk now I don't know anything about that but it certainly was true. I want everyone to know that I did go to the chiropractor for about eight months I went to physiotherapy for about the same length of time but this is what really helped so I hope this information has helped somebody to reconsider before they go under the knife don't give up because life is precious. I'm a senior and I thought just because I'm getting old doesn't mean that I should give up. Be very patient with yourself if you haven't herniated discs and by all means don't lift anything and I had to do that for two years I couldn't lift anything anyways it was so painful so may peace be with everyone that has read this and I wish the best for you all

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +1

      B L
      Thanks for sharing your story. I can only imagine what you've gone through. And you are totally correct with regards to ending up in debt and being broke as a result of failed treatment. I think a lot of people reading your story can take a lot of valuable points and lessons. As for myself, I'm totally fine today and have made a recovery.

  • Dobble Tapp
    Dobble Tapp 5 жыл бұрын +7

    Same exactly I've been going through for several years now. It gets triggered every now and then and i'll be out for a few days. Been through therapy and still on medications. Very frustrating cause I feel old with this pain and I'm only 50. I was told I was not a good candidate for any surgery. Everyday I deal with it. I'm very unhappy with this situation. Thanks for sharing.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  5 жыл бұрын +1

      - Dobble
      No problem boddle and I'm sorry to hear about that.. never an easy situation being in constant pain and having it effect your life.. Hopefully you can get some relief soon Dobble and make a recovery :)

  • Matt Gamin
    Matt Gamin 4 жыл бұрын

    this sounds exactly like what I've been going thru since 2015. avid cyclist and ex gymnast. I've had physio therapy, massage, accupuncture, ice, rest, and I still have issues sitting and running. I've been looking at stem cell therapy and even prolo therapy now, but I know I do need to strengthen with core exercises and possibly Pilates. hoping everybody finds relief. I'm gonna schedule my MRI now I think

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын

      - Matt
      Ya, it's not a fun situation to go through all of these treatments and not know what's going or wondering why things aren't getting better. Hope you can get some clarification soon on your injury and make a recovery shortly though buddy! Never easy dealing with low back pain :)

  • Hs Su
    Hs Su  Жыл бұрын +1

    I was going to make a video about my own journey, but you literally told my story lol
    Edit: totally agree about the meds... I'm on gabapentin and the dr told me to switch to Lyrica (which is basically gabapentin, or Neurotin - the patent for it expired so Phrizer updated/rebranded it to Lyrica!) Tbh I get double vision and I feel dizzy from GABA. I've been taking it for 3 weeks now and I'm not sure it's working because I still take 1xT1 and 1xAleve ( plus 400 gabapentin per day.) I still wake up in the middle of the night in absolute agony.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      - Hu Se
      I'm sorry to hear that man. I hope you get better soon man. If you need help with anything, feel free to reach out :)

  • DM P
    DM P 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I am 63 years old and a runner, at least up until the end of 2018 when I got my dose of lower back pain and piriformis nightmare. Never had back issues but I believe I brought it on by overdoing my workouts. Like you Remi, Had no ideas until I got my MRI. L4L5 bulging disc. I was and still am having lower back pins and needles, butt discomfort, cannot sit for long, abdominal pain on the right side off and on. I also have had groin and man unit pain and burning. Had no idea about that until I found out that it is all due to the nerve in the back affecting everything in the region. It has been 6 months and still no end in sight but I continue to stretch for back issues. I would not recommend pelvis stretches because I think it prolonged my pain. It helped the pelvis but not my back. My thoughts also are to not start doing anything like running when you feel better right away. I did that for a week and felt like I regressed in my progress. I hear it gets better over time but sure is a long road to recovery!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын

      - Mark
      Thanks for sharing your story. And sorry to heat about the regression. That's never fun.
      I agree and think that many people rush to activity to soon, which limits their progress and puts them back in square. If I had one recommendation, it would be patience.
      Hope you feel better soon Mark! :0

  • Miles Cumminski
    Miles Cumminski 7 жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks for putting up this video. I also had a back issue with my L4, L5 disks. I had the pain traveling down my leg and when I was at my worst I could not even sit in a car for more than 10 minutes before the pain got so bad. My mistake was depending too much on the pain medications (Norco) instead of working on the stretching and strengthening exercising. Once I weened myself off the pain medications and just stuck to Motrin and Ice when I needed it, I was able to really focus on improving my core. Anyway, thanks again for your video. I wish I would have seen it before I had my back my injury!

    • Rich Rz
      Rich Rz 3 ай бұрын

      @Smith how are you? Im 3.5 months in and still have pains. Not as bad as 1st or 2nd month. S1/l5 6mm here

    • Smith
      Smith 7 ай бұрын

      how are you feeling now Miles ?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын +1

      +Miles Cumminski Thanks for the kind words Mike, glad you enjoyed the video! Never fun going through all that eh? But I'm glad things seem to be going good for you and it seems you've made a recovery? All the best in the future and hopefully you don't have to go through that again or any sort of similar injury :)

  • Ashley Reyes
    Ashley Reyes 3 жыл бұрын +2

    You explained exactly how I feel and what I am having through for so long! I have bulging disk in my L4-L5 and L5-S1!! Worse!!! I've been going to doctors for over 5 months now after since they get my MRI results.. Did MRI, PT, medications, home exercises!! I did everything but it's not easy!! Did MRI for my neck also and I was diagnosed with Cervical Spondylisis which is connected to my spinal as well.. It's crazy!! I'm still trying my best and keep bugging my doctors to help me ease this pains all over my body..😭 Thanks for sharing this video.. I finally found someone who explained so much about this pain situation and I would definitely show this to my husband.. I sometimes feel that he doesn't believe when I am in so much pain every single day that's why I just cry quietly sometimes instead of complaining about my pain. It hurts physically and emotionally!! My family and friends probably thinks I'm just being dramatic but they have no idea how I really feel..😢💔 Keeping myself positive and my faith stronger than this pain!! 🙏🙏🙏

    • Jay Good
      Jay Good 3 жыл бұрын

      I am going through the exact same thing as you with the exact same medical diagnosis. I have been dealing with this for a few years now and its like no one really believes the pain and struggles that this can cause. I got to the point of exertion trying to push and bug doctors. Now the pain has gotten worse and im back at doctors waiting to have another mri. Wife seems to think im babying or exaggerating. Hopefully this time around i can get relief from this pain because it truely is more than just physical there is a big mental side to this pain as well. Really helps to know that someone else knows what its like instead of having ur spouse be so ignorant in this time.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын

      - Ashley
      Thanks for sharing your story and I'm sorry to hear about all of that. I can only imagine what you may be going through. I hope you can find some relief soon. If you ever have any questions or need help, feel free to reach out :)

  • Adam Ripon
    Adam Ripon 6 жыл бұрын +7

    Thanks for the video, excellent. subbed and liked, thanks for sharing your story, it takes a lot of courage to talk about this publicly. I can completely relate to your story. Happy to hear you're better now.

    • Samuel Castillo
      Samuel Castillo 4 жыл бұрын +1

      Adam Ripon hey i missed the part where he says how he got better did he get surgery or just with exercise can you tell me

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Adam
      No problem Adam! I appreciate that and thanks for the kinds words :)

  • Nicdee
    Nicdee  Жыл бұрын

    Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you are fully recovered now & have got your quality of life back.
    I am much older than you & live in the UK but our experiences are similar in many ways. You really have to be persistent if you want anything done.Just getting an MRI scan or seeing a specialist can take ages by which time the worst of the pain may be over, the scan seems normal & you are no longer taken seriously. It is really like being in a battle.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      - Nick
      No problem! Yes, doing great today :)

  • Lee Angel
    Lee Angel 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Hello Remi, I have been watching your KZclip videos religiously since I injured my L5/S1 7 months ago. I have learned a lot and it has helped me in many ways and I thought my injury was getting better as i was noticing less tingling and pain down my leg. However, few weeks ago, i started feeling weird warm “oozing “ or warmth surrounding sensation down below my knee. Am I getting worse? I don’t have bladder or muscle weakness yet. Have you had clients with similar presentation and seen them getting better naturally? Thank you for giving hopes that this injury can be healed naturally!!

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - Lee
      mhmm. Hard to specifically say what is causing that. And my first recommendation would be to follow-up with a specialist in low back pain. I think the one thing to identify is if their are certain positions/movements that trigger the pain or make it feel better. That may give you some info about what is going on with the knee.

  • Parthiban Mani
    Parthiban Mani  Жыл бұрын

    Hi, l am from India and going through the exact issue from deadlift. Thanks for sharing your testimony and really feel very sorry for what you had gone through over a long period. I was into this problem for over a month and literally couldn't tolerate the pain and emotions that pulls me down. No longer can l drive bike or car and your story gives me strength to mentally fight this and stay positive for full recovery. Happy you recovered and that gives me hope

    • Nditabe Waziri
      Nditabe Waziri 11 ай бұрын

      Hi i am surfringlow back pain for eigth good year . my dr planted some disck but for four year now i cant worlk and the pains and nmness is still there is there any remandy. my name is ndi lbrahim.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      Thanks, Parthiban! Appreciate it. All the best to your recovery :)

  • Erin Coats
    Erin Coats 6 жыл бұрын +2

    Thanks for sharing your story. I have a bulging disc at L5S1 on the left side and it is so depressing to deal with. I am a pretty sedentary person with a full time desk job and it is so painful to work. I am having a lot of trouble sleeping as well and I notice after I wake up, it is very difficult for me to adjust back to a standing position. I will try laying on the floor today because laying in the bed is very uncomfortable. I start PT next Wednesday and I have been trying to walk a couple times a day in the meantime just to ease the discomfort. Do you have any advice as far as what I should tell the PT staff at my first appointment?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Erin
      No problem Erin and story to hear about that as it's never an easy situation dealing with a bulging disc injury that is causing constant pain in various positions. As for the PT appointment, I probably try to be as descriptive as possible when it comes to telling them about you're injury. For instance, letting them know that laying on the bed is uncomfortable, waking up and adjusting to a standing position is difficult, etc. Pretty much the more you can tell them about you're injury and what positions cause you pain, the better (hopefully) the treatment plan will be designed for you. As for anything else, normally the PT will be do an assessment on you and they will have their own assessment plan to obtain information from you. I'd just try to be as specific as possible when you can with you're PT. Hopefully this helps Erin :)

  • Craig Berwick
    Craig Berwick  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hey good story, I’ve had same problem since June 2021. L5/s1 bulging disc squashing sciatic nerve which is absolutely horrible. I’ve just turned 35. So my first visits to doctors was basically pointless, giving me paracetamol etc and to do some exercises ( didn’t work) then went for actupunture (didn’t work) then September time went Physio 4 times a week for 6 weeks which I paid for (didn’t work) made worse if anything that much main I’d get home a cry as hurt that much. Next step back to doctors gave me some stronger tablets ( didn’t work) start of December pain got worse and couldn’t hardly walk so went hospital and got took straight to spinal unit. They changed all my tablets so now on naproxen, zapain and gebapentin and oramorphe so I’ve been proper moody for last 4 months lol. They sent me for MRI scan in January which showed l5/s1 so ended up having epidural steroid in spine oh and that didn’t work either , so now have been referred for an operation and have been waiting 3 months to hear anything and still nothing .
    In the mean time while waiting for NHS I ended up going private and had surgery 25th March 2022. And what a relief straight when I woken up from surgery the pain had gone, no more sciatica. I didnt want surgery but I’m a self employed plumber and lost so much by having time off work. Now 8k down and a further 3 months off work but so worth it.
    Sorry for spellings and if don’t make sense still in recovery and high on tablets and oramorphe .
    All the best craig

    • michael russo
      michael russo 4 ай бұрын

      Hi Craig,
      What operation did you have ?
      And how has recovery been ?
      Many thanks

  • PC Construction mk
    PC Construction mk 7 жыл бұрын +10

    thanks for sharing your story. ive got back problem for about a year now, ive lost my buisness, my freedom and literally can not live life apart from watching tv.i can hardly walk or do anything tbh. i get severe chest pain and abdomanol pain included :( but your story has inspired me and given me a bit of hope thanks bro

    • Chantelle Adams
      Chantelle Adams 4 жыл бұрын +1

      @Alex Tyler What did you do to improve your back pain? I have been in pain for over a year now, I can't really function at work and cant do much exercise (which has resulted in weight gain which isn't helpful for my back either).

    • Alex Tyler
      Alex Tyler 5 жыл бұрын

      Hi. I had back pain also but for ten year. Not severe but definitely where I could no longer do some things like lifting and sports. but I had a severe pain from an injury of this year. Was completely bed ridden for 4 days. Three days to be exact. The fourth day it took me 45 minutes to maneuver myself to get in position to be able to stand up. And it was horrible like you don’t know. I improved and was able to return to work 1 week later but still with bad pain. Couldn’t bend down and so forth. 5 months later, I experienced what others have described....pain even when you didn’t do anything to cause it, sometimes little or no pain other times and so forth. But the pain was always there in the mornings even after getting lots and lots of rest. Today I’m 99% pain free . I suppose what’s left is stiffness from not exercising and maybe the rest comes from not stretching enough. I’m thinking of doing a video like this fella to share my recovery. Interestingly enough, my recovery occurred from my brother in laws disbetes. He was dying in the hospital from in December. That’s another story but my mom had told him about another doctor.....another long story. My brother is alive and well but from this doctor I learned about one of his formulas that erased 90% of my pain in 2 weeks. It was unbelievable. Two or three weeks more I was pain free. Cant say 100% as I suppose I had forgotten what normal was after having them for ten years. I think over the next few weeks I’ll do a video and share my story. I don’t have the name handy of the doctor or the formula but I can say that it’s highly rated by people who don’t even know the doctor. I’ll look for the info and post it here. Thanks

    • goodman badman
      goodman badman 6 жыл бұрын

      Miriam Thawang hi read my comments Dr may u get well soon..

    • Miriam Thawang
      Miriam Thawang 7 жыл бұрын +3

      +jamie hillery oh you poor sweet thing, I've got disc problems and am confined to bed at the moment, but hasn't been a year yet, thankfully family is helping keeping business afloat. Plse tell me you've seen Dr and also I'm seeing an osteopath, he's amazing, the physio I saw was awful, dunno where in the world you are but in both US and Europe there's loads of great osteopaths. Even if you don't see osteopath please see Dr, I sound silly I'm sure you've seen a Dr and just haven't shared the full story. Either way, sending you lots of healing love and light and hope you find a diagnosis and get better and back to full health xxx

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      +jamie hillery No problem, all the best buddy!

  • Carissa Kinder
    Carissa Kinder 2 жыл бұрын

    Thankyou for sharing your story. Researching everything to ease the back pain been dealing with for over a year now. Tired land and water therapy for many months. my backs went out 3 times now. I just want to be better again. Being 34 you'd think I was 90 years old feeling like this. Been unable to enjoy the things I once loved like walking without pain and just doing everyday things is difficult. I just want relief that will last. This is pure torture.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - Carissa
      No problem Carissa. And thanks for sharing a bit of your story. I hope things improve soon for you. And if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask :)

  • ABEL Diesel
    ABEL Diesel 7 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks for the story !! Great job I've been suffering from a 7MM disc bulge in the L5-S1 area since April of last year your story sounds just like mine.I refused to get back surgery or epidural injections cause I heard there were some permanent risks.

    • ABEL Diesel
      ABEL Diesel 8 ай бұрын

      Hopefully people see your video. thankfully I found your video you are truly a life saver Remi.. Thank you very much!!!

    • ABEL Diesel
      ABEL Diesel 8 ай бұрын

      @Sr Snafu I never had surgery.. but my friend who had the same problem went ahead and had surgery and he has to walk with a Cain now and regrets it. As for me I didn't get surgery and at 100 percent again!!

    • ABEL Diesel
      ABEL Diesel 8 ай бұрын

      @Sr Snafu HI yes I have recovered from that 7 mm bulging disk on L5-S1. I'm back to work and feeling 💯 percent better I did see a chiropractor for a while. It took me about 2 years to start feeling better and I would say 5 years to get back to 100 percent.

    • Sr Snafu
      Sr Snafu 8 ай бұрын +1

      Did you recover? Surgery?

    • min kel
      min kel 3 жыл бұрын

      @Remi Sovran c

  • Graffiti Nefertiti
    Graffiti Nefertiti 6 жыл бұрын +1

    I was diagnosed with this the past month and it was from my last pregnancy where my baby had her head on my sacrum and pushed down and rotated very violently during delivery. It's permanent but with cymbalta and Gabapentin I have been able to do yoga and I feel so much better.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - Nina
      Ah very sort to hear about that Nina, but glad your doing a lot better with the yoga and medication. Disc injuries can happen in a lot of different ways, and unfortunately complications with pregnancy can be one of them. Overall though, glad to hear that your doing better and keep up with the things that are helping you out. P.S. Congratulations on the newborn :)

  • Zach Peña
    Zach Peña 5 жыл бұрын +2

    Hey man as I'm watching this I'm lying on my stomach! I have the same thing man it's terrible miserable,I feels little depressed. I'm in the Army so it's very hard to train, no physical training, or martial arts. I know this is temporary. Thanks for putting out your video

    • Rich Rz
      Rich Rz 3 ай бұрын

      @Ram Raghu how are you?

    • Ram Raghu
      Ram Raghu 2 жыл бұрын

      How are you doing today, Zach?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  5 жыл бұрын

      - Zechariah
      No problem Zechariah and hope you can get better soon man :) Never easy dealing with a low back injury and having been confined to the floor, but glad to see your taking the initiative toward recovery :)

  • Marc Shelton
    Marc Shelton  Жыл бұрын

    Dude I can not tell you how much your story is exactly my story. I watch you telling your story and I watched dumb founded. Because I swore someone had told you about me. I have learned a lot from you and your recommendation

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      Happy to help Marc and glad you were able to learn from my story. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out.

  • Aline Alves da Costa
    Aline Alves da Costa 6 жыл бұрын +8

    Thank you very much for this video! I had an injury while squatting at the gym. Now I have a L5S1 herniated disc which is pinching my ciatic nerve root. I also have 2 other herniated discs above my L5 and other 2 bulging discs. I don't feel a lot of pain though. Sitting is very painful because of my left leg...and sometimes my back gets really stiff and hurts really bad. I am not taking any pain killers because I can handle the pain. PT has helped me very much. I am confident I will get better soon.
    Your video is the one of the best videos about lumbar herniated disc I've seen so far. Thanks for sharing your story, and I hope you get better and better every day.

    • piyush km anand
      piyush km anand  Жыл бұрын

      Aline alves da costa hope so u have recovered.

    • D B
      D B 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Hi Aline, how are you doing now, have you fixed the problem? Can you please describe how if you can be bothered? I'm going through it now the 2nd time this year... Very very very depressing, I used to feel bulletproof before this 2020 came along and now with crazy politicians (Victoria, Australia) with draconian lockdown rules meant I couldn't go to the gym and live my active life anymore, so muscle atrophy is only way I can explain how I got here.

    • Speaker Box
      Speaker Box 3 жыл бұрын

      Aline Alves da Costa did you ever get the steroids shot?

    • English Experts
      English Experts 3 жыл бұрын

      Aline Alves da Costa lord

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Aline
      No problem Aline. Sorry to hear about you're injury and the pain currently going through. I know a herniated disc is a very difficult injury to deal with, but I'm glad you're able to deal with the pain without having to take pain killers. Never fun being on pain killers and I know it's best to stay off them if you can. Great to hear that the PT is helping you out a lot and I hope it continues to help! Keep it up :) Also, thanks for the kinds words Aline and I hope you continue to get better each and every day as well :)

  • Ryan Coe
    Ryan Coe 2 жыл бұрын

    Remi, how long did it take you to be absolutely comfortable sitting? It feels not as bad but still feels tingly and uncomfortable for sitting too long (over 30 mins) and it’s been 5 months since I hurt my back (same disc bulge as you). And is it all the way better now?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  2 жыл бұрын

      - Ryan
      It took me about 1.5-2 years to be comfortable I'd say without having too worry.

  • Justin Wall
    Justin Wall  Жыл бұрын +1

    Literally experiencing everything you are saying! I’m 33 and hurt my back at work lifting water valve. L5-S1 herniated disc bulge that I’ve been dealing with almost 2 years. I used to be very active gym 6 days week now I just walk and I’m trying whole body cryo- therapy and sauna. Helps slightly so far. Hope everyone heals. Looking up Platelet Rich Plasma injection. Steroid injection only made my sciatica worse down my right leg in my calf. Sitting is literally miserable. I hope everyone heals!

    • sankara pandian
      sankara pandian 10 ай бұрын

      Does prp injection helps u?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +1

      -- Justin
      Sorry to hear about that. I hope you get better soon man. I would suggest looking into Dr. McGill's work if you can :)

  • Maurice Johnson
    Maurice Johnson 3 жыл бұрын

    I am suffering with exactly the same problem as yourself. Starting in the gym lifting too heavy weights. Damaged L5 lumber disc. Especially since I’m 77 years old. I agree with you recommendations and had the same problems with drugs. On one particular day I passed out after taking Endone and another antibiotic drug. Be careful about mixing drugs. I stopped taking lyrica as soon as I could. It was needed to sleep but was screwing with my mental stability. The numbness in my leg has improved but I can’t walk without limping. I see my doctor tomorrow to start physiotherapy. It’s been 3 months since I hurt my back.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын +1

      Sorry to hear that Maurice. Glad to hear the numbness has improved. Hopefully physical therapy can get you walking proper again. All the best :)

  • Mike Nelson
    Mike Nelson 7 жыл бұрын

    Hi Remi,
    I listen to your story and have found myself in a similar situation with my L5-s1. I researched your core exercises and would like to know what kind of routine you would recommend? daily? or 3 times a week? which exercises were most effective ? thanks.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      +Mike Nelson Ya having a routine is important and I should probably clarify that in future videos. I think for best results, following something roughly 3-5x a week would be great. I know Dr. Stuart McGill recommends daily for best results and endurance purposes but everyone is different and everyone responds differently. In my opinion, I would focus on anterior-core one day (front planks, stir the pot, ab rollouts, etc.), another day lateral-core (side planks, etc.), anti-rotation another day (e.g., paloff presses, etc.) and then maybe do one day were you combine a little of all of these together. That way your developing spinal stability in all different directions and ultimately balancing things out. Also, on top of one or two of these workouts, I would add some glute strengthening exercise (e.g., clams, glute bridges, mini band walks, etc.). Normally, 2-3 exercises of 2-3 sets, higher repetitions would be sufficient. Hope this helps Mike :)

  • Doraibu Garage
    Doraibu Garage 4 жыл бұрын +1

    Hey Remi, thanks for your videos. They are a big help.
    I am going through exactly what you mentioned in your video, spending most of my time on my front propped up by my elbows. It seems the only way I can get comfortable.
    I just wonder if you have any suggestions on how to sleep as I'm waking up in agony at 2/3am like you say you were. I sleep in the laying on my stomach position with pillows to lift my shoulders too. I know this is probably bad but I can't get comfortable any other way. I've tried all the cushions under legs etc as others have mentioned but I wondered how you dealt with it as our symptoms seem very similar.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын

      - Adam
      No problem Adam!
      "I just wonder if you have any suggestions on how to sleep as I'm waking up in agony at 2/3am like you say you were. I sleep in the laying on my stomach position with pillows to lift my shoulders too. I know this is probably bad but I can't get comfortable any other way. I've tried all the cushions under legs etc as others have mentioned but I wondered how you dealt with it as our symptoms seem very similar."
      There is no perfect position. What I would say is whatever position you can sleep in and that is most comfortable would be your best position at the moment. Yes, you need to be careful about your neck and low back position. And sleeping on your stomach long-term would not be good, but temporary it may be okay until the pain comes down. That would be my suggestion :)

  • Salsberi K
    Salsberi K 7 жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks. Similar problems and it's great to see what others have done.

  • Rafa Lopez
    Rafa Lopez  Жыл бұрын

    This is exactly the video I was looking for. I had sciatica some years ago, even though the pain got better, I have lived my last two years with low back pain. Recently I got an MRI and my doctor said I have a bulged disc. This Saturday I'm going to physiotherapy; I really hope it helps.

    • sumit bisht
      sumit bisht 2 ай бұрын


    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +1

      - Rafa
      Hope it helps. Keep me posted Rafa :)

  • CY jr
    CY jr  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hi, thanks for sharing your story. I’m 23 years old and I have a L5-S1 bulging disc since last year. Before the bulging disc I had a very healthy life. I was playing soccer once a week. Going the gym 3 times a week.But now I feel very weak , I feel like my body is holding me back because of bulging disc. My left leg burns and also I have numbness in my left leg. Nearly ever day I think about how I used to do some of the things that I can’t do right now because of my unhealthy disc.I’m done with my physical therapy(35 sessions)and manual therapy(5 sessions).Doing my exercises at home. Will I ever be normal again, like a normal healthy person ? Can I get back to my old life ?

    • CY jr
      CY jr  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Remi Sovran Thank you for your answer and I’m very happy for you. I was very active before my disc bulge. I used to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, playing soccer when I had time. But now I stuck with the exercises that the doctors gave me. I watched your newer videos btw and you said your pain is gone. Is it fully gone or is it still comes back from time to time ? And what about your sciatica (this one is bothers me the most) is it gone too ?

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын +2

      - CY
      I'm not what your old life was like, but I can tell you that it's possible to achieve a pain-free life and work back intense athletics (heavy deadlift, hockey, etc.). I did that in my case, but it took a long-time to get there :)

  • The Vapor Vice
    The Vapor Vice  Жыл бұрын

    My story is very similar.. The run around these doctors and specialists put you through is horrible.. I loved the content. I've done pretty much everything you said. I've taught myself all these techniques. Hopefully, mine will heal very soon
    Thank you for telling your story

  • timingmile
    timingmile 4 жыл бұрын

    I currently have a herniated disc and was misdiagnosed by my doctors with a muscle sprain. My life saviour was literally watching youtube videos and learning how to do the mckenzie exercise. The siatica has subsided and I am able to walk for an hour without pain. I would recommend walking everyday as a way to exercise and help your back heal. Making sure the matress of the bed you sleep on comfortable and not old.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  4 жыл бұрын

      Hey Tim,
      Happy to hear you're doing better now, and thanks for sharing that! :)

  • Brittany Barrett
    Brittany Barrett 6 жыл бұрын

    I,hope you're feeling better now and have gotten down to what was causing you all this pain.I know this video is a little old and as time goes by,there are a lot more fancy treatments the doctors can give you to help and also can f you up as well.I just went to have the L5-S1 bilateral injections in February 2017.I was told that not all treatments are 100 percent effective,however this particular doctor said he hasn't had any bad results yet.Altho I was petrified about the needle part of the injections,I was also excited that I would finally have some relief to my back and could possibly sleep in a bed,rather than the ottoman.ive could only sleep slightly sitting up because of the pain from the buldging disc which was also surrounded by arthritis(very painful).To make a long story short, getting those injections/procedure done was the worst decision I could have ever made in my life.Im in more pain then I've been in within the last 10 years ,since this pain all started.I believe the doctor/surgeon hit me in the wrong spot with the injections and now I'm having pains in places that I've never had before.shooting pains down the back of my legs,I can't walk a full block without having to stop and lean against something to get the pressure off my back,to get up in the morning I have to have someone Help me up because it feels like a knife is stabbing me in my spine and I feel shooting pains in every spot the doctor gave me injections in my spine.smh. Please anyone with back problems,please do your research and find out everything you need to know because you might be better off just leaving things alone if it's going to make more problems rather than fixing them.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      - Brittany
      Thanks for sharing that Brittany and yes I've actually made a full recovery and have been pain free for quite some time now. I made a couple update video's along the way if you wish to check them out if you haven't already. Here is one of them:
      Do I Still Suffer from Lower Back Pain Today? (L5-S1 Disc Bulge)
      Anyways, as for you're story Brittany, I'm very sorry to hear about that, as it's never easy dealing with any sort of spinal disc injury and then having the treatment (injections) not workout for you as intended. The surgeon's/doctor's could have very easily hit you in the wrong spot, or the injection they gave you didn't have it's intended effect as they intended and actually made things worse, which is never good practice. Literally, when you hear things like this, you sometimes wonder why these doctor's even have a license to practice sometimes and if they really know what they're doing? Never an ideal situation and is a bit of a problem in today's society. Anyways, Brittany I've linked a couple video's below that you may find helpful or you may not, but hopefully you do, because it's never easy dealing with a disc injury, and the first step to recovery in these cases is understanding the movements or activities that make things worse. Once, you can eliminate these activities, then you can allow you're body to start making a recovery.
      Exercises to Avoid for a Disc Bulge or Disc Herniation
      Exercises to Avoid for a Disc Bulge or Disc Herniation Part 2
      Lastly, I couldn't agree more with you're last point about doing you're own research as I find that's one of the best things you can do. All the best Brittany and I hope you can make a recovery soon :)

  • ABEL Diesel
    ABEL Diesel 7 жыл бұрын +6

    That's great to hear !! Like you said anyone out thier with the same problem you can heal your self it just takes time .Thanks Remi..

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      +ABEL Gonzalez No problem Abel :)

  • Ken Ives Darbuka
    Ken Ives Darbuka 7 жыл бұрын

    Thanks Remi. I'm glad you are feeling better. I injured my back about 10 years ago helping a friend move a couch. I had x-rays & went to a chiropractor which made it worse because like you said I didn't get an MRI first. The MRI showed a L5 S1 disc herniation. I was in so much pain when sitting like someone sticking a hot knife into my hip. I work in an office & play drums but couldn't sit. I had to go on disability for 3 months from work & did everything physical therapy, pain killers. I didn't do cortisone shots due to side effects. Turmeric I tried since it's a natural anti inflammatory with no side effects. I was depressed since my life ended. I also used to play tennis a couple times a week & that ended. Doctors said surgery was only option to fuse discs but didn't do it too risky. My cure was YOGA a "gentle yoga" especially back bends. Yoga helped with mental depression & the stretches helped more than the physical therapy and was less costly. Yoga was my savior.

    • Gerry Gizzy Garcia
      Gerry Gizzy Garcia  Жыл бұрын

      What kind of yoga u took ? From online? Or did u go to a class

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын +1

      +Ken Ives Hi Ken, thanks for the kind words! Sorry to hear about all of that. Not something anyone should ever have to go through or experience. I can totally relate to the pain from sitting.... one of the worsr things ever. Glad to hear that your doing better though now! Also, interesting to hear that yoga was able to help you out. I've never tried 'gentle yoga' before so I can't really comment much on that but I bet the back bends just really helped put the disc back into place and alleivate some of the pressure on the nerve. Overall, great to hear that your doing better Ken and hopefully you have returned back to most of your daily acitivtes before you injured yourself! All the best :)

  • lockdg
    lockdg 3 жыл бұрын

    Suffering from l5-s1 herniated disc as well. Had surgery 2 years agos and seemed to be fully healed, but now the pain is back with a different profile (it doesn't go through my leg any more. It is now concentrated on lower back and glutes. I agree. Life with this kind of pain isn't worth living

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  3 жыл бұрын

      - Rafael
      Sorry to hear that Rafael. Hope things improve for you soon :)

  • Listen Linda
    Listen Linda 7 жыл бұрын

    I'm going into my third month of constant pain in my lower back down my leg to my foot. I'm even experiencing some numbness in my shin. I'm glad I found your video it helps me to remain hopeful that there will be an end to this daily struggle. it is so depressing not being able to do anything basically. went to the doctor she put me on Naproxen and I take that with Tylenol I don't want to take any narcotics right now I also go to physical therapy twice a week and I don't see a difference yet I have not had an MRI yet but I think I need to push my doctor to have that done.

    • Ryan Burris
      Ryan Burris 6 жыл бұрын

      Yes. Thank you.

    • Ryan Burris
      Ryan Burris 6 жыл бұрын

      Elissa I have the same problem with similar symptoms. I am having surgery at NH Neurospine this Thursday. Like I said before I have received opinions both for and against the surgery. Don't give up. Try the stretches and exercises others are recommending, but also do some research and find a surgeon who accepts your insurance and get his or her opinion.

    • Listen Linda
      Listen Linda 6 жыл бұрын

      Hi Ryan, I did have an MRI. I have a herniated Disc L5-S1. I made an appt with an ortho, then found out that he is not a surgeon. Im at my witts end! Been going to a Gonstead Chiropractor, sometimes it gives me relief, other times it doesn't.. My ins. sucks too!

    • Ryan Burris
      Ryan Burris 6 жыл бұрын +1

      +elissa lewis Elissa, I respect Remi for what he has gone through to recover without surgery and I think it is great for anyone else who can do so. I have been suffering from a bulging disc at L5/S1 for about 5 months. I have used up all of my sick leave at work and now have to use short term disability any time I need to miss work. You should definitely get an MRI. I have met with several Dr.'s regarding my back and I have received about a 50% recommendation for surgery and 50% against. The two key criteria in determining need and urgency for surgery appears to be numbness and incontinence. I don't want to push you towards surgery, but you should definitely get an MRI and see a Dr.

  • FreeMTrider
    FreeMTrider 9 ай бұрын

    Thank you for sharing your story. I've been a competitive athlete since about the age of 9. I am a former BMX racer and currently a criterium road racer cyclist. As part of the training, there is a lot of weight lifting. I was racing during my 6 years of college, but still riding a fair amount. Fast forward to my mid 30s and I suffered a C3/4 herniation. What I found was exactly what you have stated here. A lot of research and the need to push the doctors to get a proper diagnosis. I learned a lot during that time and eventually had the level fused. 15 years later, no problems whatsoever and still racing.
    Currently I'm having an issue with the lumbar area. I have made sure to put this on the fast track and I have made sure the doctors are not going to delay this treatment. I'm pretty sure this is a L4/5 herniation. Fortunately, the research shows, along with many personal friends accounts, this level has many options. It's about six weeks so far and I'll push to get this taken care of. I won't sit around on pain killers or let them assume it's a muscular issue. As an athlete, we know our bodies. This should be the same for those who aren't as athletically inclined in their lives. Make sure to do your research and do not fall into the long and arduous path they will direct you towards. Get it diagnosed properly and get it fixed. Good luck to anyone suffering with spinal pain.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  9 ай бұрын +1

      Thanks for sharing your story Free! I wish you all the best moving forward man :)

  • Melisa Bonetti
    Melisa Bonetti  Жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks so much for sharing. I can relate. It’s especially important to see someone else on the younger side share this. A lot of doctors are dismissive of younger patients.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      - Melisa
      No problem Melisa! And yes, it's sad to see.

  • ricHCarbo
    ricHCarbo 6 жыл бұрын +4

    Thank you bro! There is hope after all. Just patient. Thanks for your time

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      Laiq Hussain​ Laiq, Dr. Stuart McGill is the one I was referring to in the video :)

    • Laiq Hussain
      Laiq Hussain 6 жыл бұрын

      hi where is the Doctor address

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын

      No problem :)

  • Gayle Marie
    Gayle Marie  Жыл бұрын

    Thank you so much for this. I have 2 bulging discs in my lower spine. The most pain I’ve ever been in, in my life. Your video helps me feel hope and less alone.

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran   Жыл бұрын

      No problem Gayle :)

    • adamski
      adamski  Жыл бұрын

      Been there and it took me 6 months to recover. You think it will never end, but trust me, give it time and manage the pain as best you can

  • Mikey hassan
    Mikey hassan 7 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you for sharing your story pretty much your story matches my story for the most I also injured my lower back form dead lifting with a bad stands. The worst part I was 17 when that happened so of course doctors won't believe I have lower back problems at very young I had my mri done and my lower disc is bulging out hitting my nerves and pain is shooting down my right leg the weird thing is the disc is bulging on left side but I'm having pain on my right side become I was 17 going on to 18 my doctors put me physical therapy for the most part it's help a little but for some unknown reason the summer of 2014 I in touch with My physical therapy but my back pain was little to average so I didn't really worried about it I did some online research and kept myself active by playing basketball. Throughout the fall of 14 I was doing good my only problem was my back was stiff I didn't pay that attention to it and I got job at computer warehouse everything is good after few months of working I felt sharp pain in my hamstring but it went away the next day. After the new year of 2015 I was now 19 so I started going to gym I all I did in gym was cardio workouts trying to loss weight everything is going good I can almost have my life back but unfortunately the beginning of March everything went backwards I have sharp back pain and hip pain my right leg is stiff it's hard getting out of bed in morning I went to new doctor got a new mri it's pretty much the same as my first one I had three steroids injection into my back to relieve stress on my back for most it helped decreased the pain now I'm doing physical therapy not had changed but less pain I had quit my job

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  7 жыл бұрын

      mikey Hassan
      No problem Mikey! Sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that man, especially those three steroid injections and quitting your job. Also, going through all of that and seeing all those doctors... I know, it's not fun at all. Hopefully physical therapy helps you out man and you get better soon! If you have any questions Mikey about your back or any exercises that may be helpful, just send me a message, I'd be happy to help you out.

  • Sophia Riedmiller
    Sophia Riedmiller 6 жыл бұрын

    I am a teenager and I suffered from this exact thing. I remember watching your video in extreme pain just trying to figure out how to fix it. I ended up having to get surgery because my pain was unbearable. I had my surgery 4 days ago and I am completely mobile and have no more pain in my leg when I walk/lay/sit in a chair. (Only pain where the incision spot was) My surgeon was very hesitant when agreeing to operate on me because of my age but I have no regrets with it. Surgery was the best decision my family and I made when it came to this. Just thought I'd share my story as well and try to help anyone else out who is suffering from this. I cringe just thinking about the pain.

    • Gerry Gizzy Garcia
      Gerry Gizzy Garcia  Жыл бұрын

      What kind of surgery was it and did u have a heirnated disc

    • Remi Sovran
      Remi Sovran  6 жыл бұрын +1

      - Sophia
      Sorry to hear about that Sophia, but I'm glad your surgery went well and you don't have to suffer through any more of that sciatic pain. When it comes to surgery, everyone is different and some people may require it or just want it done because all other methods have failed or they may even have a demanding lifestyle that requires them to do something like a lot of sitting. And surgery may be the only option. :)

  • Ann Hermanson
    Ann Hermanson 10 ай бұрын +1

    I too have dealt with a L5 S1 herniated disk. I am 7 months into physical therapy and still have sciatica pain going down the leg. I did some research and found that tart cherry juice will work to get rid of inflammation, So I started this two days ago and must say there is some improvement in my pain level. I guess it has to be tart cherry juice not the cherries you buy in the store. I understand everyone's frustration and people don't understand how painful this can be nor do they realize how it limits your lifestyle. Not sure the tart cherry juice will work for everyone. but I can't take ibuprohen and was looking for some type of anti- inflammatory and so far my results are good. Tart cherry juice also contain melatonin which helps with sleep or so I am told.