First of all: this is my first post on these forum so I didn't really know where to post this. Sorry if it's wrong. Secondly: sorry for the bad English, it's not my native language.
So here it goes: some 3 months ago, I had a bad sting in my lower back while I was deadlifting (I had these before, but the pain disappeared right away). I'm sure my form was correct. I continued lifting for several weeks but the pain wouldn't go. I consulted my doctor who advised me to go see a physical therapist. No use.
Had a MRI which revealed that I have a herniated disc. They advised to go see a chiropractor. I went 5 times to that guy now and all he ever says is to be patient and that it'll go away.
It's not the case at all. I'd even say it's getting worse, now I feel pain all day long and I have a tingling feeling (do you guys say that like this?:)) in my legs which I didn't have before.
The chiropractor guy also said that I could exercise whenever I wanted to so I did that. I did nothing for about 2.5 months, and last week I went to the gym. I wanted to grab a bar off the floor and my back immediately felt weird. I mean come on, I'm getting desperate.
I don't know what I should do now. How do you guys even exercise in a situation like this? I can't even grab heavy dumbbells and I get stings and a weird feeling in my back ... Which exercise should I do?
I want to believe it'll get better but it's so damn depressing:( Will I ever be able to lift heavy again?
Anyway, sorry for the long story but I really don't know what to do anymore ...
Every reply will be much much much appreciated. Thanks in advance.