Well, I just got some really lousy news. It looks like I have bladder cancer. It appears to be a supeficial tumor,which should be cureable. I am falling apart! Minor surgury, a few weeks with no lifting, etc.
However, I will be at the gym tomorrow continuing with my program, and the minute I get post surgery clearance I will continue with the same. I’m not looking for a pity party, but I’m just stating my plan aloud. I do wonder if this relates to my back pain though. Hmmm.
I assumed herniated disc as well. That is what led me the Press-up artcile. I am stretching my hammies and hip flexors, and now I am doing press-ups. And just like the article said, my leg pain has gone away. I still have the low back pain, but it is better. I actually did DLs and Squat presses the other day and felt better afterwards. I am not lifting heavy though. I figure I’ll give it a few weeks and see an orthopedic if it doesnt get better. It doesn’t help that i sit on my ass all day long at work.
I am not a doctor or physical therapist - I’d suggest going to see someone if your condition persists. I am a long time low back pain sufferer - with sciatica and other low extremity problems. I used to spend at least a day per month flat on my back on the floor. The exercise you’re showing looks a lot like one of those in “Treat Your Own Back” by Robin McKenzie. It has worked wonders for me in managing the weakness and pain my back - I have (or had) bulging discs at L5 and S1. I would recommend it.
I am surgery averse - I know too many folks who have received back surgery only to have pain come back. I personally think that a lot of spinal surgery attacks the symptoms rather than looking for the structural problem that is causing them.
McKenzie exercises are one part of my personal solution - the other part has been a NUCCA chiropractor.
I’m now at a stage of recovery where I frequently, confidently deadlift and squat heavy…well at least for me.[/quote]