I am about 2months post op from a microdiscectomy on a herniated l5s1. I am virtually painfree but still have a little tingling in my toes and some other areas. I am listening to my doctor as far as not lifting for about another month, when we will go over things.
I am wondering if anyone has gotten back into powerlifting after a similar surgery?
My doctor says theoretically I can go back to working out and heavy lifting but I will always be at a higher risk for reherniation. My surgeon actually seems fairly knowledgeable about weightlifting which is interesting.
He however really is discouraging me from getting back to heavy squats and deadlifts. He agrees they are great exercises when done right, however any break in form with that much weight is a bad idea.