I just got back from the doctor, after viewing an xray of my lower back and hearing my symptoms she concluded I have the start of athritis, and sciatica probably from a disc which il be confirming later this week with an MRI. She attributed the athritis to heavy lifting, I used the search function and didnt turn up many results, and was wondering if anyone else has had experiences with athritis at an early age from heavy weights, what are some exercises I can do to mantain my leg mass and traps without putting load onto my lower back?
Just a little backround, Im 27 and have been lifting for a little over 3 years. Im hovering just around 215 lbs at 6'. my lifts are 315 bench, 425 squat, and 405 dead (which of course I am no longer doing)