Results 1 to 25 of 61

Thread: Recovery from a herniated disc

Threaded View

  1. #1
    There may be hope yet. JustinASU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Silently Slipping into the dark abyss of Insanity

    Recovery from a herniated disc

    I recently herniated a disc in the lumbar region of my back. Since then I have been bed ridden and chock full o' drugs. I'm still running a course of prednisone for inflammation and seeing a chiropractor.

    Doctors aren't the best resource on how to ease back into strength training after an injury like that. Has anyone had to recover from this kind of injury before? I have no idea how to proceed other than to avoid my favorite lifts (i.e. squats, deads). I would assume some stretching would definitely help. I was thinking of throwing in some dips/pull-ups for spine decompression. I do not actually know if it's safe to roll my back out on a foam roller. I want to get back into my strength training very badly, but I want to do it right this time as opposed to any other time that I hurt myself.

    If anyone has any experiences and/or regimens I can use as a resource for this type of rehab, feel free to throw them in.

    EDIT: BW GHR's may also be an option for stretching and alleviating spinal compression, right?
    Last edited by JustinASU; 04-17-2007 at 03:28 PM.
    Credulous at best
    Your desire to believe in
    Angels in the hearts of men.
    But pull your head on out of your hippie haze
    And give a listen
    Shouldn't have to say it all again

Similar Threads

  1. Doggcrapp training
    By BigMatt in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 117
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 08:12 PM
  2. Training breakthrough (I hope)
    By chris mason in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-21-2009, 10:32 PM
  3. Going to failure?
    By Tru in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: 02-18-2005, 05:05 PM
  4. herniated disc sciatic nerve
    By bigzbling in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-04-2004, 08:56 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts