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    hernation in my outer spine, out for awhile

    It doesn't seem as bad as it sounds from what the doctor said but I don't know what im gonna do. I can't run, that is the thing that hurts the most. And I probably can't lift............. I won't lose too much strength will I? It seems like i could be able to lift in 2 weeks or so........ Maybe I could just do some leg extensions and curls and some ab work?
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    Best to rest than to hurt it worse pal. Take some time off, and listen to your doc.
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    2 weeks won't hurt you singifcantly. Every few months I try to take 10 days off, and when I come back, I"m actually stronger, cause my muscles have fully healed. I hope you get better buddy, and be careful.

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    A hernia of any kind is serious down time. I wouldn't do any lifting at all and I'd try to stay off my feet as much as I could if I were you. No offense, but 2 weeks sounds really optimistic. I don't know what your doctor did, but did he take X-rays? get a Catscan? If your doctor was really casual with it I'd get a second opinion for sure.

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    Originally posted by g-dot
    A hernia of any kind is serious down time. I wouldn't do any lifting at all and I'd try to stay off my feet as much as I could if I were you. No offense, but 2 weeks sounds really optimistic. I don't know what your doctor did, but did he take X-rays? get a Catscan? If your doctor was really casual with it I'd get a second opinion for sure.
    x-rays, it not as bad as you think, its a noid in my spine, not a lymph noid(cancerous).... Its a buildup of swelling basically put on my outer spine.
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    Yeah I realize it's not in the spine BUT (Here's my disclaimer, I am not a doctor nor have I underwent any training to become one so don't take this as medical advice) swelling surrounding the spine putting pressure on it puts you at greater risk of serious injury. It is of my understanding that the spinal column is in a weakened position when put under an unbalanced internal lateral stress (such as the swelling) as opposed to the internal vertical compression it is under nearly constantly. All I want to get across to you is your back isn't any joke or something to play around with. You're young and if you injurred your spinal column they'd be extremely hesitant to operate on you if it wasn't severe so you could be stuck with a permanent injury if anything happened to it now. My 2 cents is get some rest and take time off the gym entirely. Is it worth risking your health over a small loss of strength? Take the 2 weeks off, try to do as litlte lifting as possible and then re-evaluate how you feel at the end of that period. If its still not improving get a second opinion.

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    Originally posted by g-dot
    Yeah I realize it's not in the spine BUT (Here's my disclaimer, I am not a doctor nor have I underwent any training to become one so don't take this as medical advice) swelling surrounding the spine putting pressure on it puts you at greater risk of serious injury. It is of my understanding that the spinal column is in a weakened position when put under an unbalanced internal lateral stress (such as the swelling) as opposed to the internal vertical compression it is under nearly constantly. All I want to get across to you is your back isn't any joke or something to play around with. You're young and if you injurred your spinal column they'd be extremely hesitant to operate on you if it wasn't severe so you could be stuck with a permanent injury if anything happened to it now. My 2 cents is get some rest and take time off the gym entirely. Is it worth risking your health over a small loss of strength? Take the 2 weeks off, try to do as litlte lifting as possible and then re-evaluate how you feel at the end of that period. If its still not improving get a second opinion.
    I agree with you, thank you. Im feeling better already though..... I won't lift until my doc says so........ Thanks
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