Bodybuilding after a back injury…
Hello Terry, My question is simple but before I ask I will give you a brief history of myself.
I’m a 30 y/o male, 5′ 11″, 220lbs.
In 2019 I sustained a lumbar injury (L4 central herniation) that put me out of commission for a year and a half.
I beleive I had more than just a disc herniation because upon receiving massage therapy my condition began to rapidly get better with increased flexibility and a substantial reduction in pain.
I receive massages every 2 weeks now on a regular basis. One thing doctors couldn’t explain to me was a hip hike condition that occured after the injury ( right hip higher than the left throwing my spine out of alignment) this has improved with the massage. Now that I’m close to normal I want to resume bodybuilding but don’t know where to begin.
I was told to ask a physical therapist because they have more knowledge in this area.
My doctor told me,”to avoid surgery do not load your spine in anyway.” This more or less makes it difficult to achieve muscle stimulation that I’m after. Could you help by outlining a program that will suit me.
I’m trying to achieve 200lbs but muscular.
I will forward any information to my doctor for his approval aslo.
My goal is to train smart and stay injury free.