I had five bulging disc's about 8 years ago. I am down to 2. The first time I ran into these when I was unable to get off the floor. I was a big time golfer so getting my back back was very important. Now I am able to play golf pain free. Yes there are those days when I am a little sore but for the most part I am doing great. I do exercises on a exercise ball and I hang from my inversion machine for 3 minutes a day. Someone spoke of the McKenzie back pain exercises. A lot of those I do. They key is to build up your core and DO YOUR EXERCISES EVERY DAY.