Hi guys, I suffered a herinated disk (L5) in my back late September 2015. It was incredibly painful and also resulted in nerve from the calve downwards in my right leg. I was put on 45mg oxycodone a day as well as lyrica. I am currently going cold turkey with the oxy due to feeling that my back was much better. Since stopping the pain killers (well only 4 days ago), there has been in an increase in the pain my back but it isn't bad and I think much of it may be from withdrawal. Anyway, I want to get back into training. A specialist (neurosurgeon) who I saw recommended returning to muay thai. She cited that it would be great for strengthening my core and back which will help reduce pain. However, my GP has reservations about this saying there would be too much twisting. Alternatively, I think I could do boxing instead (a bit less twisting of the torso). Also, I would like to start lifting weights again. I am going to be steering well clear of squats and deadlifts altogether, and probably lower body work full stop for a little while. I was thinking of just easing in with some cardio and a few basic upper body lifts and go from there. Do you guys think the above is a good idea? Anyone here with herniated disks in their back still train and have any advice to give? Otherwise, what is some form of exercise I can do to slowly get into that won't put undue stress on my back?