I read your book and a few others by Dr.McGill. I am an amateur lifter but nonetheless it’s my passion. I sustained a disc bulge injury from lifting a few months ago. Just like you went to a few doctors telling me the same bs advice they tell every patient, saw multiple PTs who gave me the wrong guidance. Finally after some intense research I found a McGill trained trainer and have a rehab plan set it motion. Now that you know my brief background, I wanted to ask you a personal question. How the hell did you deal with the mental strain of this injury? I am a medical professional and understand that this will take time and hard work to come back from. First
heal and then progress to perfect my form believe me, I get it. Although I’ve only started my rehab 2 weeks ago, I’ve been dealing with this injury for about 6 months now. Progress is slow and it’s difficult to watch all my hard work in the gym fade away. Just yesterday I picked up a heavy package incorrectly and as soon as that pain came back I lost my shit. I am a real asshole when the pain is bad and I hate myself for my inexcusable behavior. I never used to be like this, luckily I have an amazing girl by my side who understands the struggle, if it wasn’t for her I would probably throw in the towel by now. I am sure you got tons of emails but I would really appreciate some advice regarding how you kept your mental health on point

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Brian Carroll

Owner and Founder at PowerRackStrength.com
Brian Carroll is committed to helping people overcome back pain and optimizing lifts and movement. After years of suffering, he met back specialist Prof. McGill in 2013, which led to a life-changing transformation. In 2017, they co-authored the best-selling book "Gift of Injury." On October 3, 2020, Carroll made history in powerlifting by squatting 1306 lbs, becoming the first person to break this record. He retired with a secure legacy and a life free from back pain.
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