What can I do about my herniated disk?

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  1. BKM14 White Belt

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    I am training to go into an exhibition fight in December, and while it is a long ways away, I have only been training in Muay Thai for about 6-8 months. My techniques are improving, but I want to be able to combat my back pain. It is not as bad as it use to be and was caused due to weight lifting. I am trying to gain power, gain some muscle mass, and also improve my technique. Any thing I can do outside of training hours to strengthen my back so I do not experience any worsening of pain to my back? Has anyone personally experienced this? What is the best option for this?
     
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  2. corpse Orange Belt

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    is it a real disk prolapse or are you just thinking it is?
     
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  3. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Postural assessment and, if needed, correction.

    Bad posture during MT can do real damage to your lower back.
     
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    I had a scan done and the doc told me that my lower disk didn't have fluid in it and it was dried up, which was causing the low back pain.
     
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    Find a therapist that actually understands pain science. Not all practitioner understand the complexity of perception.
     
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  6. corpse Orange Belt

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    since when do you have the pain? do you know the exact cause for your back problems (overuse at work or accident) or is it just bad posture and/or lack of movement in the past?

    did your mt training change something?

    the liquid can be replaced with a gel in some cases but i don't know people who did that op.
     
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  7. mungos Purple Belt

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    from ATG:

    • 2 herniated disks at 19 years old, went away completely because of this back exercise. When you have back pain, do it
    • 3-4 times a day. Otherwise, once a day is enough for injury prevention. The first 3 minutes seem easy, then it gets harder. 5 min is enough.
     
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  8. bad seed A Really Cool Opatmus

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    is there a name for this? and any more resources?
     
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  9. Vintersorg Blue Belt

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    Like someone said, consult an expert. Try reaching out to people who had similar problems and ask them how they fixed it. Many times people go for a surgery and it's even worse, so going under the knife should really be considered when you have no other alternatives. I saw a Cro Cop interview years ago where he was saying how he had to do these ridiculous exercises to activate various muscles in the body which typically don't work when we lift heavy or do standard training, I'd do some research on this too. He was most likely talking about small stabilizer muscles and he was saying how you have to do these boring, seemingly ridiculous exercises to hit those. I guess stretching a lot and swimming could help too. A lot of people fixed their back problems just by changing their diet as well, so you might wanna look into diets that don't cause a lot of inflammation.
     
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    There is no one size fits all rehabilitation for back pain. Some things work better for some than others.

    Generally, be active and find (lower body) exercises that doesn't hurt. Find exercises that strengthen your glutes, unilateral/single leg exercises usually puts less strain on your back and can be a very valuable addition. Machines can be a good temporary addition as well, if they give you relief. Practice lifting techniques that doesn't hurt your back. Eat a healthy (anti inflammatory) diet, cut down on the alcohol and cigs, and get proper sleep.

    Luckely the overwhelming majority of lower back pain episodes go away. If it persist, seek out a professional. Preferably a physio that deals in back pain.
     
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  11. pokerandbeer Green Belt

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    Planks, stretches for hips/hamstrings

    You should really see a Specialist

    They will show you how to progress slowly by starting with an exercise variation and progress to harder versions
     
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    how did you hurt it?

    when did you hurt it?

    describe the rate of healing over the months.

    if you are squatting, i hope you use a belt
     
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  13. ericaz White Belt

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    He didn't tell you what to do?
     
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