Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Back Returning to squat + deadlift after lumbar herniation Re: Returning to squat + deadlift after lumbar herniation

AvatarPatricia DeCino

I agree with David Shen that posture is def important!  While the exercises and pain killers may have helped to ease some of the pain and strengthen up the muscles supporting your spine, it is unlikely that they did anything to decrease the herniation.  Depending how bad the herniation any further damage could make your situation much worse.   

I would not attempt heavy dead lifts until the issue is completely resolved.  

You may also want to get your actually spine evaluated. Research is showing us that in certain positions of the spine, such as having a decreased lumbar curve can greatly increase your risk for disc herniation as opposed to have a curve more towards the “ideal”. Obtaining an ideal structure or close to it would also greatly increase any potential functionality that you could obtain.