Am i making a big mistake?Joining Army..?
Had a bulging disc/slipped disc 3 years ago. I'm 22 now. I overcame the pain during three years and even started lifting decent weights in the gym.But a certain number of sit-ups usually start to hurt.That is the problem.I need to/want to join the army. I have been doing physiotherapy for about 2 months..it had its ups and downs.still haven't gotten o the abdominal exercises-crunches/sit ups.No doctor or therapist is giving me complete answers..they say it might be possible to be ready for basic training through back stabilization exercises etc.But do they really know what happens in the basic training?...cant say. If there is ANYONE who has recovered from such disc herniation case(moderate herniation L5S1)..please let me know.Is it possible for me to go through the training and come out in one piece?..or will i end up with a broken back or worse..i had no problem running,doing push ups, pull ups or even lifting(in good form that is)..just the flexibility/sit ups...can back exercises really do the job?..are there any drills that are really hard on the lower back?..and do i have a chance?..if i do then do let me know..even if its 1 in a 100...i will make it happen..just need a little guidance.Any advice from a military personnel,ex serviceman,drill instructor,trainee etc would be greatly appreciated.If anyone has any info about the training exercises...or about ways to overcome this problem please take a little time to answer if you can.(and i don't want surgery,its not that herniated they said) (Also i never understood how back stabilization exercises can help me in any way when doing full range sit ups)
Asked By: NoSurrender - 12/9/2012
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When you sign up to join the Army will conduct their own full military physical. You will see the military's doctors who do indeed understand what happens in bootcamp and will be able to assess the situation. Also be sure to disclose this information your recruiter and the doctors that examine you if you are worried... More
Answered By: David - 12/9/2012
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You're really brave for joining the army, but honestly it's a lot of work. It's the hardest thing ever. They make you do stuff like walking 30 miles carrying loads of stuff. During the war you can get killed.
Answered By: Omar - 12/9/2012
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