My back doctor told me that just about everyone over 20 years old could be given this diagnosis - by that age, most people already show some compression in the discs at the bottom of their spines.i just received this diagnosis after an x ray of my lumbar spine. anyone else had this happen? what helped?
Anything that requires you to stabilize your midsection, which includes your lumbar spine, against forces trying to move it is good. My favorites would be kettlebell swings and barbell deadlifts.one thing i'm wondering about is the beneficial effect that people have had via swings and snatches on troubled backs. i'm assuming i need to get the pain down to a minimal level before i start back swinging and snatching and i'll have to make myself drop down to much lighter bells.