Hi, I've recently been having allot of pain in my abdominal and groin area from doing alot of core work. So i went to the doctor to be checked out for a hernia. He said i did not have one right now, but could very well develop one in the future.
I'll start at the beginning. I injured my back about two years ago squatting and had two bulging disc in my lower back. I've been trying to rehab my back so i can get back to lifting. I've been doing physical therapy for about 4 weeks now and that involved alot of core work. In the process it seems i strained something in my groin.
The doctor told me (apparently) that I'm not built for lifting and I should cut back on core work and pretty much stop lifting heavy thing. Although i haven't lifted in over a year in a half, that is my goal. Now i'd just like to get some opinions on this. He said i had weak inguinal rings. He said that its just how I'm built and the more i strengthen my core the more pressure that it puts on those rings and it gonna cause a Hernia.
This was really a bummer to hear because, i'm really trying to get my back better and this happens, not to mention the fact that he pretty much told me i should be on the shelf for the rest of my life. Anybody have any thoughts on my situation.