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Old 06-01-2010, 05:32 PM   #9
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: Back injury and starting aikido?

I would get a doctor's opinion. Depending on the seriousness of your back problem, you could end up in worse shape. Especially with going to the ground. I have had a few try it with bad backs and they usually had to give it up due to going to the ground. If you have a herniated disc, it could make it worse up to and including permanent nerve injury and sequestration of the disc leading to cauda equina syndrome. Get clearance.
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