i dont know which section to post this in. but im going to post it here because this is the over 35 section and would like experienced peoples thoughts...
which type of doctor do i see?
I rushed to the emergency room in an ambulance on tuesday night squatting 310 pounds.
at the bottom of the movement my back gave. and i heard a pop. i then took a seat and it hurt real bad. i thought about my future how this can effect me if im out for the gym for a long time and then got dizzy and laid to the floor almost passed out... and then couldnt get up and then i got an ambulance to bring to me the hospital.
they took an xray and heres what the report says.
"Examination:CT lumbar Spine"
Indication:weight lifting injury
Technique: 3mm thick axial images were obtained through lumbar spine without intravenous contrast. Thin section reformatted images were obtained in the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes.
The paraspinal soft tissues are unremarkable.
There is no evidence of acute lumbar spine fracture. The reformatted images demonstrate unremarkable alignment the lumbar spine with maintenance of the vertebral body weights.
There is evidence of early loss of disc space at the L4-L5 level. there is a moderate degree of left paracentral disc protrusion which indents the thecal sac to left of midline. the the disc protrusion extends laterally to slightly narrow the left neuroforamen.
impression: evidence of degenerative disc disease at L4-L5 with moderate left paracentral disc protrusion which extends laterally to the left to slightly narrow the neuroforamen"
it also says "no gym till seen by specailist" but wtf is a specialist. (srs) who do i see? an orthopedics doctor? which type of doctor do isee?
this is truly the worst 6 months of my life. first my shoulder kept me out of the gym, just started recently training upper body again(but still couldnt train shoulders or chest.. but i was getting there..) and now i got this.