Backstory: was diagnosed with a minor herniated disk about 5 months ago. Hurt it spacing out on a 405 deadlift. Got an MRI about a week ago and no sign of the herniated disk, so doctor suggested I either work through the pain or go to PT. First time dead in 5 months was just warmup with bar then 25 per side. Following session(a week or so later) was 5x5 x135 now I'm up to almost 225 again as of tonight. I'm still in pain but it is different then before. In the past the herniated disk would push into nerves and my knee would buckle sometimes just walking around. Now, no nerve pain (yet ). Just that muscle pain and my back gets tired after 5x135 as opposed to 8x365. I'm going as slow as I can but man sometimes I really gotta restrain myself. But I feel better after each session. I also did those things where you deadlift off the ground then go into an overhead push press. I'm forgetting the name but it was good. Anyway, just happy to be back lifting, and not just limited to upper body and leg machines. My advice to anyone out on injury, just keep looking forward to when you're back in the game. it's a good feeling.