Ok guys i have a question, i have wanted to post this for sometime I have had nagging back pain since last june which the MRI confirmed to be a herniation of the L5-S1. I dont want to sound like a hard ass but i am young and i want to pursue fighting and will live with a little nerve pain i dont care but sometimes the back pain is WAY to much to handle My status looks ok right now seems to be ok, i play wrestle with my freinds and never really had formal classes but when i do wrestle i ussually like to throw the opponent and when lifting i dont feel any pain. When i run i dont feel anything unnusual although my back does seem to hurt( It always used to hurt being a bit fatter and flat footed) I can do body weight excercises no problem. I cannot do weighted squats although i can do bodyweight squats. Lifting dead weight hurts my back but lifting people doesnt seem to give me the same effect. I work as a tradesman so sometimes i will have to lift a furnace and most of the times it doesnt hurt. Basically pulling of the ground hurts. It seems like i could start training but after the micro-discectomy i dont know what i will be like MY QUESTION As far as Grappling goes with a herniated disc, Does BJJ seem more back freindly then judo for the long run?