I don't think i'm venturing into the forbidden topic. I I did go the the emergency room and consult with a doctor, Urban. It's been a week since i really pulled my lower back. Through 4 Chiropracter visits, light stretching, and icing down every 2 hours.. I'm starting to slowly but surely recover. If i rehab properly and not push will i be able to do some of my old activities? I've heard once you have a back injury you susceptible to further future injuries. However, i heard if you really strenthen your abdominals and start doing things like deadlifts and goodmornings you can have a good rehab. My questions are: 1. Did any of the top powerlifts ever severly pull their lower back? And if they did they still pull huge amouts in the deadlift. 2. Have any of the board members have a severe pull? Did you guys make a complete recovery? Also, are there any activites you abstain from since the injury? 3. Any advice from the board?? Exercises to do, exercises to abstain, and can one fully recover from back injury and still wrestle, powerlift (squat and deadlift), and do power cleans without living in fear of re-injury?