Back to BJJ with a Herniated Disc
Ladies and Gents,
So it's been about two months since I've been on the mat (taking a hiatus that's about as long as my total training time is always nice) and I'm making my return to BJJ. With a herniated C6/C7 disc, I underwent a little over a month of physical therapy and now feel much, much better. My question for the jits/judo/SAMBO practitioners out there:
Are there any techniques/exercises/subs that should be modified or avoided altogether? Obviously, avoiding neck cranks, being extra careful to use the shoulder during rolls (not rolling) come to mind.
Very excited to get back to the gym but a little skittish too. Trying to be as smart/proactive as possible, and also do extra neck strengthening exercises, but any tips from the collective experiential wisdom here would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to speak to my coach at length after class today, but I most likely won't have time to do so beforehand.