So a month after I got my blue belt in 2016, I suffered a really bad low back injury. Bulging discs in my lumbar that kept me sleeping on the floor and out of training for 8 months. I slowly got back to it with PT, shots, and chiropractic. I'd say as long as I don't squat or dead lift heavy, my low back has been doing great the past six months. About a week and a half ago, I got my first stripe on my blue belt. Then last Tuesday morning I woke up and my trap/shoulder blade area was a little stiff and sore. Not bad at all, about a 2 out of 10 on the pain scale. But by a few days later, that 2 jumped up to a 7 and I have some tingling in my pinky on my left hand. I'm fearing a bulging disc in my neck or upper back now. I'm going to see the doc tomorrow. I'm pretty bummed out, and just venting to my sherbros. What's the coincidence of both injuries happening immediately after promotions/stripes on blue belt.