It was a great experience to attend your workshop in Palo Alto earlier this month.
To help everyone else on the forum, here's my basic profile:
I am 36 years female, fairly active, 5'9", relatively slender built. As a ballet dancer and volleyball player for years in school, I had minor injuries but nothing during the past 10 years or so. Then I slipped and fell heavily onto concrete stairs late last year when travelling abroad, which then developed into excruciating low back and leg pain starting a couple of months ago.
In addition to reading your book and attending the workshop, my doctor / chiropractor suggested me MRI and here’s the result:
L4-5: Large left paracentral disc extrusion results in moderate-to-severe canal stenosis, narrowing the left lateral recess without neural foramina' narrowing.
L5-Si: Central protrusion and annular fissure is seen, with slight contact of the Si nerve roots and with mild bilateral neural foramina' narrowing.
I am currently working with my chiropractor for manual adjustment and disc decompression. My questions for you are,
- Which exercises should I carry on for now from 8 Steps Book?
- Any additional exercises recommended to disc decompression?
- Are there any exercises / practices I should try to avoid?
- Any suggestion on sitting / sleeping / standing to help the recovery?
Again thank you so much for your work and looking forward to hearing back from you!