I have found so much support here which is very helpful. I was a 'forum virgin' before health unlocked but it is reassuring to hear from others.
My next bulging disc/sciatica related question is how much should I exercise? I'm doing the exercises that my physio gave me and I also know that continuing to maintain mobility is good for the back, in most cases. However I am unable to walk without crutches and can't take more than two steps with out that sharp pain taking my breath away. Should I kick on (horse rider you see) or allow myself to be a bit precious?
Thanks guys I hope you are all having a pain-easy day? (For those who can't be 'pain free' I've invented 'pain-easy')