So the deal is I got a MRI and it showed a disc herniation between L4-L5. The injury occured as a result of getting ready for a powerlifting competition in the very beginning of September.
Although my back pain has decreased and I have no siatic pain. I still cannot really work out my legs and lower back like I use too. For example if I do squats and deadlifts there is no pain just a slight discomfort but I have it the following days for about a week.
I have been cleared for all exercises by my neurosurgeon, but I expected a greater return to pre injury health by now. I know it can take up to a year but damn it feel like I am making no progress.
I should be because my legs and core are still strong despite the injury. My question to you guys is from your personal experiences is this what I shoudl be expecting, or will it ever really return to normal, etc.?
Sorry for the lengthy explanation and thanks in advance. The reason I am asking is because none of the mds I have seen can even give a vauge answer. I am a powerlifter and would like to compete again sometime.