my wife, a competitive powerliftrs has had a bad back for about 7 months. It even hurts when she squats 40% of her max plus when she deadlifts and does certain back exercises. we finally found a doctor hat would perscribe an mri. here are the preliminary results:
"Findings: Moderate disc narrowing and disc desiccation are present at C9-T10 with adjacent end plate reaction. Posterior bulging of the disc and spondylosis mildly compress the ventral aspect of the thoracic subarachnoid space. At C7-C8, moderate disc narrowing and desiccation are present. Posterior bulging of the disc and spondylosis abut the ventral surface of the cord at this level. There is no evidence of cord compression. No syrinx is identified and there is no evidence of intraspinal tumor. There is no evidence of subluxation or compression fracture.
Impression: Mid to lower thoracic spondylosis with particular involvement of T9-T10. There is no evidence of cord compression or spinal stenosis"
we are trying to find a good sports doctor in michigan that can help. however, do any of you have any suggestions as to what she should or could do to improve her condition? should she continue to lift heavy and suck it up? time off? we have access to a reverse hyper and think that she should be using that more often. any help would be appreciated.