Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 3/9/2009 11:44:58 PM (GMT-6)
thank you for the warm welcome.
actually, i dont have back pain anymore. it took more or less 8-10 months before my back pain that radiates to my right leg was gone. i do the exercises my physical therapist told me to do (back strengthening exercises) everyday.
but my concern is, will it be possible for me to continue pursuing brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) with lesser risk for spine injuries despite my condition? maybe there's something that could somehow "immune" my back from the shock of the throws and the force of lifting opponent that we do in judo and brazilian jiu-jitsu. perhaps it could improve my back as if i did not have L4-L5 herniated disc bulge.
i am very much serious and passionate about this sport (brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo). however, though my heart wants to continue in this path, i should take my physical condition into consideration.
i will soon ask my doctor about my situation. i really appreciate your advices and encouragement. thank you very much!