I have a pars defect between L4 and L5. I am 34, I was playing American Football for the passed few years (we play it late in life where I am from
) and last year I was in a car crash which brought my Pars Defect to my attention. I had never known of it before. It got worse and worse and before long I had trouble standing and I walked with a limp.
I had an epidural about 3 months ago and while it is a good deal better, my back still gets very sore from walking or just doing anything mildly strenuous. The problem is that I am putting on weight. I am a big guy at 6'7 and I am about 270lbs. I need to lose some weight so I need to find something I can do.
My Pars is not as bad as some others, I am a stage 1 apparently but I still find it hard to walk for a long period without pain. Apart from swimming, (which is difficult for me to get to) what can I do in the gym? I need to lose weight - getting married in a few months!
Background: Played football the passed 2 years, did a lot of running before then when I was lighter (3 marathons under my belt) and I worked out a lot. Sport is a big part of who I am so I need to reclaim some sort of sporting routine.
Any advice would be appreciated. I completely understand that any advice should be brought to my doctor etc.