After straining my lower back doing powercleans i ended up getting X-Rayed per my PT’s recomendation. Learned that I had “extreme” degeneration of the L4-L5 and L5-S1 disks due to genetics, heavy lifitng for 15 + years, and 20+ years of sports.
So I almost started crying when i was told I couldn’t do anymore O-lifting, deadlifting, overhead presses or squats, and that I should focus on machine work unles I want to end up with a spinal fusion.
Yeah, I can admit I almost cried over that. Machines? Sniff…
Does anyone else suffer from this type of back problem, and how have you overcome it?