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02/17/2017 at 7:01 pm #71740Aaron AinleyParticipant
Hey all,Bit of info about me – 34 years old, 6’3 220ish. Been athletic all my life. Found out in high school that I had juvenile disc degneration with desiccation already then. Fast forwaw to now…I’m currently a week post-op from a mico-discectomy. Saw two spine guys and while I wasn’t getting a tremendous amount of leg pain, the fact that I got some quick onset of foot drop / numbness pushed the surgery. The surgeon said that when got in there, the herniated part of the disc had broken off and was wedged in by a nerve root – so it wasn’t going to get better with PT or shots.Anyway – here I stand – I have multiple levels of desiccation from L2 to Sacrum and just had that herniation repaired at L4/5 (for what it’s worth, my MRI back in 2014 did show an annular tear at this same disc). I know I have a few weeks at the soonest before they’ll let me do anything more involved than walking. But that being said, here is where I’d like some thoughts / advice.Two years ago with that MRI is about the same time I discovered Mwod on Youtube. Since then and going forward here has been my focus:
The good news:My disc height / desiccation didn’t really see any change between MRIs in 2014 and the end of last year.The bad news:To my knowledge, there is no way to reverse any of this – just to maintain. And to be honest, I really REALLY don’t want to have any sort of fusion or laminectomy if at all possible.Anyone else out there facing some of the same issues? Is there anything else I should / shouldn’t be doing?Thanks a ton!
- Give up back-loaded squats. I still was doing some deadlifts but those are going to be gone now too. Leg work is 100% unilateral.
- No running, jumping, etc.
- Work hard at mobility (hip, ankle, etc) as well as keeping my posterior chain as fluid as possible (which is always a challenge for me).
- I’ve started incorporating some BW reverse hypers as we don’t have a machine (I do them off our jump boxes).
- Stay hydrated.
- Get my weight to around 200. No, I don’t have a gut, but I have some chub I could handle loosing.
02/22/2017 at 3:59 am #76784Patrick ThomasParticipant
Working up/down stream of where you see the impacts to feed slack to the system.
Are you working with a coach, practitioner, doctor, body work person on what to do?
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