Guys if you have time to give advice it would be greatly appreciated.
Lifted weights until I broke my back in 1989, weighed 185 fit and muscular at the time of the accident. 6ft tall lost down to 155 then gained up to 244. First fusion in 1990 with pedicle screws, screws failed to fuse me. Next fusion in 1995 with bone grafts, failed also. Heart attack in 2005, 95% blockage, fixed with a stent.
Constant back pain due to lowest rib being pulled out by muscle spasms from my right side. Muscles on right side of back much larger than left. Tried 12 weeks of physical therapy and it didn’t help, Dr’s say I have to have another L5-S1 fusion. After 2 failed fusions and massive amounts of scar tissue I am opting out for now on another surgery.
Started Botox injections in back around ribs to stop spasms. 300 units every 3 months 3x then 400 units 1 time. First shots worked great for month and a half, didn’t wake up with a shaking back muscle every morning and could bend. Each subsequent shot had less effect and now zero effect. Cost me 1500 - 2000 per visit since insurance wouldn’t cover botox since it is not approved for pain management.
I have a baby boy due in a week, and don’t want him to know his father as the miserable fat guy I am now. I started working out in Dec, 5 days a week in the gym, in a lot of pain but doesn’t seem to be making my pain worse.
I want to maximize my workout to help get me fit and get my core muscles back on track to lift my first born without wincing in pain. After reading on forums about supplements and nutrition I feel like I need someone to give me some advice… was going to try NO Xplode, Cell Mass and Whey Protein, but now have read things that make me think that it may not be the best choice.
I need recommendations on supplements, nutrition and workouts for a guy who has a few challenges.
Sorry about the long post, but since you read it do you mind giving some advice?