hey, i'm not actually over 35 (will turn 30 in a month), but i figure this is the forum that is best suited to answer my questions.
i'm currently deplyed in Iraq, and have been having some major back problems. i'v always had back problems, primarily pain and spasms, but it has pregressed to some numbness (possibly pinched nerve).
i've had an x-ray which ruled out structural damage, but the Chiro here checked me out and said my L-5 is rotated. i believe part of the problem is due to muscle imbalances (anterior delts and abs overdevloped) which can be corrected by focusing on my rear delts, midback, lower back and hamstriings and increasing flewability.
however, i'm looking to increase my recuperation and get back in the field.
also, i know that spending long periods of time in up-armored HMVEE's with 45lbs+ of gear on doesn't help, but there isn't much i can do about that.