Welcome Tabithacat, you stumbled upon a very good place, I am rather new here too, and if your experiencing chronic pain, or any pain, I can't think of a better place to be! Even bulging disc can be a real problem sometimes, and the pain can be very difficult. So your definitely not alone, as they say misery loves company, but here you get caring, and understanding company and that is the Best kind!
I wish you all the best!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disability!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV