Herniated Disk — Its spinal [UPDATE] Also have COVID

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Rob Battisti, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Rob Battisti HR for HR

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,630
    Likes Received:
    811
    What’s up, Sherbros — on Monday I was repping out my final deadlift set and felt a little pop. Two days later I can barely move. Now, on Friday I just can’t get comfortable or sleep at all.

    My wife is a PT and she’s been treating it to limited success so far, but this is a real bitch. She’s 6 months pregnant so it’s difficult for her to really work on me right now to the fullest extent.

    Anyone else ever get a bad back injury? Just curious of anyone else’s experience.


    Cliffs: Hurt back deadlifting. Much pain. Very ouch.
     
  2. Heart Break Kid Brown Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2020
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    5,677
  3. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    7,750
    Likes Received:
    6,557
    Yeah I was fucked for just over a year and on morphine from lifting a 50 litre keg first thing in the morning incorrectly..
    I found sleeping on a lightly quilted hard floor helped with sleeping, on and off, in general I couldn't sit on anything "comfortable" so mostly sat or lay on the hard floor for like 6-9 months, it makes other parts of your back ache, but worth it for the zzzz.. Squats really helped me, pigeon stretch is amazing! couple ways you can do it..


    Essentially strengthening your glutes will help massively, make sure to sit down and stand up correctly.
     
  4. Cole train Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2018
    Messages:
    13,065
    Likes Received:
    6,647
    Location:
    Finland
    Yeah parents have it

    Its a bitch
     
    Rob Battisti likes this.
  5. Omegaboy13 Sweepin' Your Leg

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    732
    I stopped doing deadlifts when Robert Oberst talked about it on Rogan. Cost benefit is just not worth the risk.
     
    Phlog, no fat chicks, colby25 and 2 others like this.
  6. TribalDrumz Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,074
    Likes Received:
    2,363
    Location:
    SoCal
    You’re pretty much done for . The worst part is when they fuse together your back will always be tight.

    consider 3 plates for reps days long gone .
     
  7. Sirwastealot Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    10,580
    Likes Received:
    935
    These injury stories from heavy lifting really scared me off any kind of heavy lifting. The risk seems too much and not worth the reward.

    Hope you get well soon TS.
     
    lifelessheap and Rob Battisti like this.
  8. Cole train Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2018
    Messages:
    13,065
    Likes Received:
    6,647
    Location:
    Finland
    Like by biology people arent meant to lift heavy weights really
     
  9. Rob Battisti HR for HR

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,630
    Likes Received:
    811
    what made me mad was I know it was just the one rep of bad form. I was rushing and *pop*.
     
    thehighking, superking and Omegaboy13 like this.
  10. Rob Battisti HR for HR

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,630
    Likes Received:
    811
    l@nd0

    Thanks! I consider my form to be really good —- just one bad rep can ruin it all.
     
    ClubFoot and Sirwastealot like this.
  11. TrueBias Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    12,887
    Likes Received:
    617
    Yes! I know all about this shit.

    It absolutely sucks. The sciatic nerve is a real asshole.
    Still, theres something ive come to understand, though it gives me little comfort, almost everyone has a bulging disc but maybe symptom free. All depends if it hits a nerve.

    Right now, im permanently numb on a hand palm sized area of my right ankle and a touch of numbness around my left knee (this one is new as of feb 2020).

    Ive just now got back into back squatting but were talking 135.
    Deadlifts are around 275, sumo, conventional, and Romanian. However, its just a matter of time.

    Sucks. Life of a lifter. You lift good. Feel good. And go for more. Then 3 results always happen:

    1. You do it
    2. You dont.
    3. You get hurt.

    When you get hurt, it really makes you question this silly shit. But here i am...destined for the ER.
     
    Rob Battisti likes this.
  12. TrueBias Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    12,887
    Likes Received:
    617
    To calm you a bit, in case youre nervous.

    I did suffer pain for a while. I went to a chiropractor, rehab, and "worked around it." When youre in constant pain, the constant reminder makes you WANT to do whatever is necessary.

    That said, i didnt lift at all when i was....24 for 6 months and no lower body for a year. Hardly lost any size and still got laid.

    In the grand scheme of life, its nothing.
     
    Rob Battisti likes this.
  13. Err Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,176
    Likes Received:
    701
    Location:
    Basedworld
    I’ve had a bad back for a while now. I’ve been able to manage it and still get good workouts in. Reverse hyperextensions have helped me tremendously. My gym has a machine for it. Another piece of equipment which has helped me out a lot is belt squatting. I’ve been using the one by Wenning strength, even with a bad back I can load it up and have zero pain.
     
  14. Cole train Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2018
    Messages:
    13,065
    Likes Received:
    6,647
    Location:
    Finland
    By the way it seems like everyone who lifts gets injured at some point lol

    Think its better to stop at some weight and just maintain
     
  15. Threetrees BLM

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    47,718
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    The City of Lost Alphaness
    Hahahahha you’ve never deadlifted in your life
     
    Omegaboy13 likes this.
  16. Omegaboy13 Sweepin' Your Leg

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    732
    Maybe not, but Robert Oberst has. I trust him more than you, unless you're Robert Oberst that is.
     
    Threetrees likes this.
  17. Threetrees BLM

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    47,718
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    The City of Lost Alphaness
    At least you admit it
     
    Omegaboy13 likes this.
  18. Oliver C. Red Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    8,352
    Likes Received:
    2,558
    Location:
    Siicon Valley
    I've had two of them and I probably need a third. You won't ever be the same, but you'll be in a lot less pain than you are probably in now. Took me several months before I could work out again.

    I won't lie to you, it's not fun. At all. I hope you can avoid it and a good Doc will definitely do surgery as a last resort. I was even in a body cast for a couple of months before they did mine. Good luck Bro, sorry to hear that happened to ya. :(
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2020
    Rob Battisti likes this.
  19. Oliver C. Red Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    8,352
    Likes Received:
    2,558
    Location:
    Siicon Valley
    You can still lift, you just can't lift heavy. I've gotten similar results using less weight and more reps. Certainly not AS good as heavy lifting, but it's safer.
     
    Rob Battisti and Cole train like this.
  20. Darth_Inv1ctu5 Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2015
    Messages:
    5,013
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Bat Country
    Never had a herniated disc (that I've been diagnosed with, but likely never had because I've been able to hit my old maxes after recovery) but I've had REALLY bad muscle spasms where I could barely get out of bed for days, weeks on end. See i physio, get an MRI and of there's nothing, see a chiro.
     
    Rob Battisti likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.