I am 40 and have been told by my Doctor that I have a protruding disc. (Between L4&L5 I think). I compete in road races and also compete in Kickboxing competitions.( I train everyday) . Whilst I am not immobile I have stopped (unable) to do any trianing for the last three weeks,first symptons about 10 weeks ago) Currently going to a chiropractor and seem to be making progress. Can anybody answer the following questions.
1) When am I likely to be able to train again.
2) Is it save to swim and use a stationery bike at the moment.
3) When I do return to full training ,is the injury likely to return.
4) If I get an operation ,am I likely to have problems when I return to full training.
Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated