Our expert says:
I think you should direct your questions to the neurosurgeon you consulted with. It is important to know the exact result of the degenerated disc. A tear can cause severe pressure on the nerves exiting the lumbur spine. This can cause severe pain and even paralysis. The prognosis will depend on how severe the tear and herniation is. You can do exercise but preferably no weight bearing exercise that will put extra strain on your lower back. Swimming will be a good alternative and will be very safe. The pain might not resolve or be controlled by anti-inflammatory medication, like Stilpane, unless the pressure on the nerve is addressed.
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