About 4 years ago, I had a herniated disc (L5/S1). I had excrutiating pain for 6 weeks, but then it healed enough to stop hurting. While my lower back may still stiffen after gardening or bending, there's no pain at this point.
I 'm just starting to read 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, and I saw that you caution those with a herniated disc to postpone Lessons 3, 4, and 7. I was wondering if you mean anyone who has ever suffered from a lower-lumbar herniated disc, or if you mean people who have injured it fairly recently. I'm not sure whether I should do the chapters in order or if I, too, should hold off on Lessons 3, 4, and 7.
Thanks for your help!