2 Years ago I think I read one or two forum threads by new members talking about how they believed they injured themselves weight lifting.
Now, these were not your typical go to the gym 5x week and use some of the weights. These are , I guess I would say semi-serious weight lifters.
Today, I believe we have over a dozen members who are weight lifters. They may or may not have injured themselves that way, but they are dealing with spinal disorders like you or me.
One of the questions that always comes up
Can I continue to lift weights?
Sometimes that comes before any surgery or after any surgery. My normal response has always been , you need to discuss this with your doctor to get their approvals. By now, I believe most of you understand that I like to default to the experts in the field for answers. Medical doctors have their areas of expertise, but I am not quite sure that includes weight lifting/body building. The professional trainers at the gyms, yes they are the experts in the field of weight lifting.
But, you really need someone who understands all the mechanics of weight lifting and is also a spinal patient. I don't think anyone else is really completely qualified to explore those areas.
We are fortunate, like I said to have a number of weight lifters in our member community. The first one that comes to mind is BMan
So, hopefully, he will see this thread and offer some words of wisdom.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences