I just had a MRI done on back. Been dealing with lower back pain there forever. Lifting for 30 years and working in construction for 35 yrs. IMPRESSION: L3/L4 focal asymmetric to left 6.0-7.0 Disc Herniation L4/L5 broadly based 4.0-5.0 mm Disc Herniation L5/S1 broadly based asymmetric to right 4.0-5.0 mm Disc Herniation.
My back is fucked but you just learn to deal with it and listen to your body as far as lifting heavy or not. Most mornings i cant bend to tie my damn work boots (my wife does) but by mid day it loosens up and i can deal with it. Whether i lift heavy or not is irrelevant. Im just happy to still be able to get it in everyday.
Thank you all, I'm glad I posted this, cuz there was one little voice in my head that was pushing me to go ahead ......."do your regular workouts... it will get better eventually...it will mess up your cut". It took almost a good month, but I feel 100% now, just going to take my time to get back to the poundages I left off at. Now with all the tips here I know if this ever happens again I got an arsenal of good advice here on this thread!!