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Short Cycle to Improve Injured Back

Hey guys, I’m not sure if this is taboo or not allowed to be discussed as it isn’t in other forums but here it is…

While I’ve been a trainer most of my life, I’ve never taken steroids or anything close. Muscle has never been my issue to say the least and I’m not looking to be competitive. Plus, I’d be scared shitless if I lost my hair. ( I know it’s more for people with a predisposition for that, but I don’t wanna take any chances.

So why I am interested and asking? I broke my back about 5 years ago and spent several years in agony, still do. Last 4 months, I finally started working out. Had gained 90 lbs. Lost most of it now but still another 30 to go. My back still hurts but I train when I feel good and do my best to avoid making it flare up again.

Anyway, I’ve often considered if it would be beneficial to take a short term cycle to help build up my muscles, particularly core and supportive muscles to the spine to help with injury and re-build my muscles faster. Not to mention the help it would add to get back into the game of training. Not to mention my testosterone levels are still low from years of pain medications which I’m off now for a while. So anyone think this is a good idea? Would there be far less chance of negative effects prementioned by doing, say just a 1-3 month cycle?

Sorry again if this is bad call on this post. I’ve read on other sites but wanted your guys advice. Thanks!

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Broke your back? My interpretation is that, ‘broke my back’ is a colloquialism for herniating a vertebrae, am I correct?

I have not had a back injury this severe, but I have certainly had more than my share of back problems which, although still haunt me to this day, are no where as awful as they once were, so I feel qualified to proffer some advice, seeing as I tried pretty much everything there (from ice packs to inversion, physiotherapy to acupuncture, yoga and reverse hyperextensions) to try and find a way to heal my back injuries.

Steroids will not heal your back, they can’t, simple. And with a seriously injured back it’s most likely to be in your interests to be as LIGHT as possible until they’re healed.

However, if you get to the stage where the injury is virtually healed, the increased collagen synthesis afforded to you by AAS, may assist in preventing the injury from being irritated (the damaged tissue will be weaker than it was, or at least more susceptible to re-injury). There is no way I could train the way I do without aggravating my old injuries if I wasn’t on AAS, and I’m speaking from experience based back in the days when I used to come off.

I would look into various methods of healing your back naturally, starting with chiropractic and ART therapy complimented by pilates. These three things were amongst the most effective I found, I hope they help.

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[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:

[quote]buddaboy wrote:
Broke your back? My interpretation is that, ‘broke my back’ is a colloquialism for herniating a vertebrae, am I correct?

I have not had a back injury this severe, but I have certainly had more than my share of back problems which, although still haunt me to this day, are no where as awful as they once were, so I feel qualified to proffer some advice, seeing as I tried pretty much everything there (from ice packs to inversion, physiotherapy to acupuncture, yoga and reverse hyperextensions) to try and find a way to heal my back injuries.

Steroids will not heal your back, they can’t, simple. And with a seriously injured back it’s most likely to be in your interests to be as LIGHT as possible until they’re healed.

However, if you get to the stage where the injury is virtually healed, the increased collagen synthesis afforded to you by AAS, may assist in preventing the injury from being irritated (the damaged tissue will be weaker than it was, or at least more susceptible to re-injury). There is no way I could train the way I do without aggravating my old injuries if I wasn’t on AAS, and I’m speaking from experience based back in the days when I used to come off.

I would look into various methods of healing your back naturally, starting with chiropractic and ART therapy complimented by pilates. These three things were amongst the most effective I found, I hope they help. [/quote]

Actually my friend there are studies out there showing how dbol can help repair a herniated disc, improving re lamination, etc.

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Really? I did not know this… I asked the same question (not to you) when I was literally incapacitated by lower back problems (not as serious as a herniated vertebrae thankfully) and didn’t get any answers even suggesting AAS may possibly help me apart from some ‘bro science’ claiming that deca heals injuries. Obviously I am not a spinal specialist :wink:

OP, apologies, I stand corrected. BBB’s knowledge is considerably greater than mine is so let his opinion take precedent over my advice :slight_smile: