I recently suffered a large herniated disc in my lumbar spine. The herniated disc pressed against the nerve root that travels down my leg causing pain and loss of reflex.
Over the past few weeks the pain has begun to subside and I am gaining strength.
My doctor recommended that I take 1.5 months off from BJJ to allow the disc to heal. However, he wasn't wild about me ever training again due to the pressure and twisting of the spine during BJJ.
Has anyone had a similar injury and if so how long did it take you to heal? Have you been able to return to full training? Finally, have you had recurring problems?