Hello every one. I am an optician and amateur bodybuilder. I was diagnosed with a L4-L5 disc herniation back in 2007.
I have managed to avoid surgery by treating it with: physio, chiropractics, nerve block injections, stretching and training. I been lifting and training from the age of 15.
I recently got an MRI and my condition has gotten worse over the years. My recent MRI interpretation is the following:
A Technically limited study has been obtained, due to the body size of the patient. Mild degenerative changes noticed at the L4-L5 level. At L3-L4 level, a tiny central herniation is noted. At the L4-L5 level, mild spinal stenosis, and disc bulge associated with a tiny central dis herniation are noted. Mild narrowing of the right and left intervetebral foramina may also be present. At L5-S1 level, a minor disc bulge is noted.
more disc bulges and Minor stenosis
I can still lift and train. I just have to be really self aware with my movements. My flexibility is greatly affected. My hips are always really tight.
What are your thought's. Any suggestions for treatment other