I have had a debilitating lower back problem for 4 months now. My doctor has taken side x-rays of my back and should come in this week. Though he is pretty positive that I have fractured my transverse process from the information I?ve told him. He says to heal something like this if its fractured then I have to take up to 6 months of rest from real training and positively no back training. I don?t know what the hell to do. My life has been revolved around bodybuilding for the past 4 years and taking this much time off is going to destroy the huge gains that I?ve accomplished this year, not to mention the shear metal breakdown it will inevitably cause. I?m sure someone at t-mag has come across an injury such as this. What can I do to preserve my muscle mass? I am especially worried about my lat width since I am naturally narrow to begin with. I?ve dieted and trained my way up to a lean 210 and now am posed with a roadblock that I?m afraid will knock me down to a flabby 190. Please help!