I have a herniated/ruptured L3, and i have been playing with it for 3 years now. I had 2 cortizone shots and they wanted to do surgery since im still having nerve pain/sciatica in my left leg.
As for dg, i played right after my back went out and kept pushing it, figuring it would work itself out. Well i ended up not being able to walk for a month. SO DONT RUSH BACK! Between physical therapy and the shots i have been able to play but after a day at the course iam stiff and hurting but its worth it.
Just be careful, u fan do some real damage
P.s. i did not have surgery.........yet