I have a history of back problems. Surgery,epidural shots,therapy,lifetime use of pain killers. Anyways my back flared up about 8 months ago. I quit working out. I recently started lifting again. Holy shit I have never been this weak in my life. I still don't have the drive to get built again and my back still hurts everyday. Anyone have any tips or recommendations. I just turned 42 and it is depressing that I lost 15 years of training in 8 months.
You didnt loose 15 years. You have already built the foundation. Now continue to build on it.
When I cam back from 2 surgeries and chemo I couldnt even do 1 dip. 4 months later I was using a dip belt with weight.
A year later and I am close to what I could do in my 30's.
Another thought: you might want to get checked for the bla27a gene if you are not getting satisfaction from your back treatments. You might not be getting the correct diagnosis.