hello. I pulled my back a few weeks ago doing heavy rack deads. Nothing happened in particular, I think I just made too big of a weight jump from my usual floor deads to rack deads. So I have taken a couple of weeks off all lifting (just icing and heating) and decided to go see this physio-therapist a friend highly recommended.
Basically he blamed the whole thing on heavy deads and heavy lifting in general. He was telling me that if I continued with heavy lifting that I would basically crush my vertebrae. Claiming I would shrink by at least 2" and develop major back issues. He was not even speaking about me specifically, he was speaking out about any form of heavy lifting involving the spine.
I have definitely heard about powerlifters shrinking several inches as they age due to the heavy poundages but I know he must have been exaggerating his point. Either way, I left his office to go do some front squats...
Just wanted to get some other views... does anything he said have any merit or is this just another case of people talking about things that they've read in books without any real experience?