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Advice recover from low back l4-l5 disk collapse

Started by albvik on 06/02/2017 8:02am

Hello, I've got a question but I can't really find any tips, I know you are not doctors but now I can't afford any medical help but im really in pain when do something like getting up from bed suddenly or picking something, and my sciatica is really bothering me for the whole day, here is my diagnose from a year ago:
I would like to ask your opinion or maybe from your experience with different athletes, i''ve been in weight lifting federation for a year in currently 22, after a heavy back injury, it occured when I squatted , doctors diagnosed me with lumbar disks l4-l5 collapse, back instability and slight herniation also im having 2 pinched nerves because of this injury (one in each leg), and told me that I would never be able to perform activities such as squats, deadlifts, martial arts, basketball, running, well then the federation kicked me out , and now im kinda struggling for a year with recovery any tips, im trying to to strenghten my back but I mean will I be ever able to lift again of course not at a proffesional level or competition level? I see many athletes with herniation but that is not a big deal, but didnt found any in depth information about my injury, also im not from USA, I would really like to hear your opinion on this topic, also im off the "vitamins" . Thank you very much, for your time.

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Hi, albvik--thank you for your post! We're sorry to read about all the spinal injuries you've experienced.

We'd like to share some articles with you about herniated discs and pinched nerves that may be of help. They describe some non-surgical and at-home therapies that may help manage your pain:

( Herniated Disc Treatment )
( Pinched Nerves Can Cause Back and Neck Pain )

We hope this information helps! We know managing back pain can be a long, challenging process, but hopefully the treatments described in these articles can prove successful for you. We wish you the very best!


I would recommend a gonstead chiropractor. I work with one in the office, he is excellent. I myself had a 3 level adr 13 years ago. I dance as well as lift. I love deadlifting because its such a functional movement. I think when ur out of pain you should start just with a hip hinge, of course making sure you come from your abs and glutes.