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Herniated Disc, Help!

 help guys!! Hey, well I'm 16 and I herniated my disc about 6 months ago, and I haven't trained since. I've gained a good amount of fat and I've lost a good amount of muscle..

First of all if anyone has any idea how to cure my L4-L5 herniated disc please tell me?

Well because I can’t bodybuild I was wondering if anyone can help me get in shape while healing, and rehabing…

Like resistance band work, core work etc…

and are there any good diets on T-Nation, i couldn’t find any like a good fat loss feed the muscle diet??

thanks guys in advance.

Do you have an MRI?

What does your Doctor say about the herniation?

Hey man I know your pain. I badly herniated the same disc at the same age (16), my doc was surprised it hadn’t prolapsed and it actually held on until last year (I am 23 now). I have had to have a couple of operations because of the prolapse and then a boney growth they found whilst doing the surgery.

A herniated disc can’t really be “cured” per say however see a Doc and/or Physio if your not already. There is pleanty that can be done to get you back on track.
Post some more info.

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
Do you have an MRI?

What does your Doctor say about the herniation?[/quote]

ct scan, and as i said l4-l5 herniated disc.

[quote]ali23 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
Do you have an MRI?

What does your Doctor say about the herniation?

ct scan, and as i said l4-l5 herniated disc.[/quote]

Read everything Ian King has written. Especially his squat and dead lift form. Also I don’t think I ever quite got the form down till I watched it on a video. Ask me if you have any other questions, I have worked through quite a bit of back issues myself.

[quote]timmwwaa wrote:
ali23 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
Do you have an MRI?

What does your Doctor say about the herniation?

ct scan, and as i said l4-l5 herniated disc.

Read everything Ian King has written. Especially his squat and dead lift form. Also I don’t think I ever quite got the form down till I watched it on a video. Ask me if you have any other questions, I have worked through quite a bit of back issues myself.[/quote]

how does this help my back issue?

I ruptured my L5 disc in April of last year, it damaged the nerve root and I have lost feeling down my shin and in my left foot. I also lost the ability to lift my foot upward and straighten my toes.

The disc itself healed during the time I was waiting to have the MRI scan, and I’m just waiting for the nerve to heal now. The specialist at the hospital told me that because I kept active following the rupture it healed more quickly. I started swimming as cardio work, and went to the gym doing a full body routine consisting of leg extensions, leg curl, chins, dips, machine pullovers, pulldowns, pec dec and chest press.

I found that bench pressing left me with back problems the following day unless I did it in a smith machine, with my feet off the floor so that I didn’t arch my back. I also try to limit the amount of spinal compression in a workout as much as possible.

I was also told at the hospital never to squat or deadlift again. I’ve found that there are plenty of ways to work out despite the injury - one leg squats can be pretty tough to do. The main thing though is to keep active to promote the healing process.

Hope you get a speedy recovery.

[quote]Col-ossus wrote:
I ruptured my L5 disc in April of last year, it damaged the nerve root and I have lost feeling down my shin and in my left foot. I also lost the ability to lift my foot upward and straighten my toes.

The disc itself healed during the time I was waiting to have the MRI scan, and I’m just waiting for the nerve to heal now. The specialist at the hospital told me that because I kept active following the rupture it healed more quickly. I started swimming as cardio work, and went to the gym doing a full body routine consisting of leg extensions, leg curl, chins, dips, machine pullovers, pulldowns, pec dec and chest press.

I found that bench pressing left me with back problems the following day unless I did it in a smith machine, with my feet off the floor so that I didn’t arch my back. I also try to limit the amount of spinal compression in a workout as much as possible.

I was also told at the hospital never to squat or deadlift again. I’ve found that there are plenty of ways to work out despite the injury - one leg squats can be pretty tough to do. The main thing though is to keep active to promote the healing process.

Hope you get a speedy recovery.[/quote]

If it’s herniated and/or ruptured, then stay off the deads and squats for a while.

Mine is currently ruptured post surgery (12 years). I squat light. Learn the limits just like the guy above says with regard to what excersices make the back react badly and stay away from that for a while.

Over time, you will be fine.

[quote]timmwwaa wrote:
ali23 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
Do you have an MRI?

What does your Doctor say about the herniation?

ct scan, and as i said l4-l5 herniated disc.

Read everything Ian King has written. Especially his squat and dead lift form. Also I don’t think I ever quite got the form down till I watched it on a video. Ask me if you have any other questions, I have worked through quite a bit of back issues myself.[/quote]
What video did you watch? I’m a beginner. I’ve read a lot about form but I’d like to see whatever video you’re referring to.

please dont hijack lol!