I was wondering how many competitive weightlifters, bodybuilders, and powerlifters/strongmen are known to have herniated a disc sometime in their careers and yet managed to make a total comeback?
I know only of Ronnie Coleman who, it is said, herniated a disc at least 4 times and yet manages to deadlift 800lbs for doubles!
You would think the prevalence of serious back injuries would be very high but yet one only tends to hear of knee and shoulder injuries sidelining athletes. Why is that?
Well, anyway, I had an MRI that confirmed a herniation at L5-S1 (see picture). I got this little beauty deadlifting more weight than I should have with real shitty form. I'm agressively rehabbing the injury with heat/ice, PT, chiropractic adjustments, ultrasound, and electric stim.
Also taking tons of curcumin and microlactin for the inflammation. Luckily, I have only slight pain in the back with some stiffness from time to time but no sciatica. If any of you have experienced something similar and yet managed to bounce back, I'd love to hear your story. Thanks!!