I'll be as clear as i can!! Hopefully someone can help.
In December i was in the Gym and everything was fine, got to work and it felt funny to sit down. The pain never really subsided. I stopped working my back as that is where the pain was coming from and stopped squatting and deadlifting completely.
I saw my Doc who suspected bulging disc and sent me with some painkillers to a physio who didn't really have a clue what it was.
I finally persuaded my Doc to let me have an MRi - It showed an L5-S1 Annular tear (only small tear supposedly) so i have no sciatica or anything, Although i do have slight discomfort in my top left buttock.
I have laid of the gym for a while but still experience a shooting pain in spine every so often, plus i still suffer from consistent muscle spasms since and can't really lift anything heavy or bend over with anything heavy without pain.
**Just as a side question, a few weeks ago i was lifting something from the ground and experienced an extreme stabbing pain my back which made my drop the item and i could barely walk or sit for days (Doc suspected muscle strain) - Do these symptoms sound correct for a muscle strain, or is it more likely that the tear is worse??
What i am wanting to know is, (i am seeing a new physio btw and training my core) i have read on this website that the tear with never "heal"
What exactly happens then? Can i ever get back to the gym work? - Would it not just heal but with scar tissue, or does it mean that the tear will always be open?
If anyone can explain what the healing process is of the tear it would much appreacited.
Does the tear heal up to 99% but the last 1% doesn't close or something? I'm just so confused and frustrated