long history of disc injury going back at least 30 years to a first injury at around 21.
I have at least 3 levels of disc injury : 1 thoracic and 2 lumbar.
Years and years of back pain misery culminating in 1 about 15 years ago when i ended up on the floor and unable to walk for 3 days.
What hasn't helped is my job (nurse) where back injuries from heaving obese patients around was taking a progressive toll.
About 10 years ago i was sorted out by 2 really good people : a great physio who taught me a back recovery regime and a chiropracter who managed to get things mobile and in alignment.
Now : i knew that weights had to be bad for me right !!! and when my trainer suggested me starting on proper weight training in january i all but laughed out loud, however he persisted and i gave it a try.
5 months later i am much stronger, back is shed-loads better and i have very few episodes of severe back pain.
However it does still happen.
This week has been a grumbly back week after a heavy lower body and hard running session back to back.
I have to listen to waht my back is saying 'on the day' and i am deliberately holding back on increasing weight on squats and deadlifts--i think what will happen is that i will get to a range of weight where i am happy with the workload and not go higher until everything ie form and control are really good and i am completely mastering that weight.
So allowing and accepting of slow progress.
If anything that the lifting is better than lots of running so i have reduced the running to shorter faster sessions.
I have recently introduced rower as well which i was also wary of--seems ok so far.