Originally posted by RainerG9
The way i see "limiting my exercise that may further injure the area", is to stop lifting weights. is that what you're suggesting? or do u mean dont do any particular exercises that may hurt?
Yes, I'm saying your young... and you don't want to permanently injure yourself, so if it hurts while lifting, IMO it would be best to not lift for a while until it gets better. Of course you can do upper body and other things...
About always being vulnerable at the L5 region, im starting to be aware of that. if i quit lifting now due to the back pain, its gona be the second time in the past 2 years, and ive only been lifting for the past 2-3 months now! :mad: so im worried that this is whats gona happen all the time.. :(
Sorry bro! You can know your not alone, if that helps!
my dad suggested taking me to a chiropractic for therapy, and ive also heard from a friend who was recently diagnosed with slipped disk injury that accupuncture helped him a lot.
what do u guys think about these methods? will they help me get rid of this problem permanently or are they just temporary solutions?
I have seen very limited succes via acupuncture and disc herniation, although it's not going to hurt you and you could try? I'd recommend you find a GOOD chiropractor, make sure you find one that's worked with many people involving disc herniations and I'd recommend they do the technique called "Flexion/Distraction" You can get referral from your dad, friends, etc., or you can start calling on the phone, tell them you have a disc herniation and wanted to know if the chiro did Flexion/Distraction technique? Just be cautious, not all chiro's are created equally IMO.
thnx a lot