The one question that hasn’t been is what type of pain are you feeling and what kind of back injury did you suffer?
I think those two issues should be address before any advice is taken. I had a back injury about a year and a half ago, I saw my doctor(s) about it and got it looked into, not pull and squat more than I ever had before it.[/quote]
I fractured my L4-L5 in October of last year. I was in a brace and physical therapy for 2 months and 5 weeks, respectively. I was cleared to return to lifting by my doctor the second week of December of last year. The type of pain that I have right now is dull and achey.
Ok, then from the advice so far, stick with it. Not gonna lie, L4-L5 injuries… the pain probably won’t ever totally go away. Mine are fused together due to injury and arthritis. So I just take it and back off when it becomes too much. Listen to your back. It’ll tell you when to stop.[/quote]
Okay, well it’s nice to know someone has had the same problem as I have. If you don’t mind I have a few questions: When did you injure yours? Was it a stress fracture like mine? What’s your best squat?
My back has been a chronic issue for years. The big injury came while squatting, I pinched a nerve in my lower back. Any type of spinal loading after that flared it up. Went through x-rays, MRIs, and a number of doctor visits to figure out what was wrong. Above is what came out of it, got told to not lift heavy blah blah blah.
that was maybe 10 months ago. On doctor’s and trainers advice, I took two months off from any kind of heavy back work and stuck mainly to accessory work. Once it got feeling better I slowly got back into it. Before the injury, best squat was about 445 with belt and cheap ass knee wraps. Smoked 475 not too long ago in the same sort of set up.
To mention, I have taken some bad hits while playing hockey, bad falls off of things, and just generally done enough to make my back a nightmare. Been told of a few occasions to not doing heavy lifting, but took it slowly. Everytime I miss a lift, I just back off and say meh, not today.