finding of disc bulge alone on mri
means very little . if suspected nerve root injury
clinically suspected is not found on mri it means nothing at all.
without nerve injury quiet often is due to microinstability.
to put in medical terms you are passing through phase of instablity due to disc dysfunction which becomes aggravated when there is some weakness of abdominal muscle activation and multifidus muscle of back activation .
what we can do is go for a sensible core stabilisation programme with highlighting use of proper ergonomics for normal day to day activity.follow back care instruction while travel and work.
what works well is disciplined approach to problems of back .it may hurt but never damage .pain will become ok as you progress in muscle activation and may take upto a year of hardwork to get over the problem