How old are you? if you were Diagnosed with a actual Disc injury....take it from me been there done all the real heavy squats, Deadlifts, good mornings, T bar rows etc etc etc....if its a actual DISC issue, heres some Honest Advice........leave it alone as in FORGET "training around" it as in NEVER SQUAT again, cause if your in your late teens early 20s....trust me bye the time you hit you early to late 30s you will wish you did, i didnt listen too advice cause back then as a 20yr old when i first Damaged the back squatting heavy with Bad form
anyone over 30 was Old and past it so like the arrogant prick i was i didnt listen
...you say you dont want to go though that sort of pain again??....Trust me it gets alot more painful as in can not move and on your back in pain for months and months, and the long term Diagnosis... im talking YEARS and years not weeks of on going issues...you only get one Spine bud look after it if you've Damaged it with a Herniated/bulge Disc injury... take it or leave it from someone whos been there.....its your back.
Exact same thing for me. Wrecked my back while I was in college ego lifting(straight leg dead lifts, 455 for sets) and bam, shit went out. Then, tweaked it after college at about 25 trying to move a trailer by picking up the tongue. Went to the doctor and I have two partially degenerated/bulging discs. Did rehab, chiro, and about two years ago finally had a cortisone injection. It is better, but by no means perfect, and there are days I have pretty bad pain. I'm 31 and wish I had never gone that heavy on squats and deads. I'm too tall.