Okay, so who has herniated or bulging discs? How do you train? And for those who've had bulgers in the past how were you able to get back to deadlifting/squats/Olys etc? Does it affect your running?
My chiro and GP told looked at me like I was insane when I asked about weightlifting after receiving my diagnosis(see below for my diagnosis.) They told me not to do anything strenuous whatsoever. I asked if there was any stretching I could do to help healing. Got the 'don't be insane' look again and a big NO. That was six weeks ago and I've cut out DLs, squats, Olys and overhead press but I'm still doing everything else. Got another 6 weeks to wait to see a neurosurgeon.
I'm wondering what excercises other disc club members are doing. What should I be doing? What shouldn't I be doing?
My diagnosis - Moderate central to right posterolateral disc protrusion at L5 encroaching and compressing right S1 nerve root. Moderate central disc bulge at L4.
MODS: This is not for the rehab and injuries thread. It's about training. I reckon there's a lot of people in the 'disc club' who can give training advice.