I recently blew out my lowest back disk doing deadlifts. I just had surgery in which most of that disk was removed (although the disk area was not fused).

I am not sure what the long term effects of such a surgery will be or how the disk removal will effect my ability to lift.

Does anyone have experience in lifting after a lower back injury? Is there certain approach I should be taking to recover from the injury? Are there specific routines I should follow once I am healed? Can I still deadlift or squat once I am healed (my biggest concern!)?

Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated.