Jim, I don't know if you've been keeping up to date with the thread I started for you on Sugden. But you've had some very encouraging replies. 3 guys who say that was their diagnosis as well are coping with it and have gone on to set PR's in the Deadlift.
This is more or less the exact same report from my MRI in 2009.
He'll be fine.
The guy who wrote that recently pulled over 500 and pulled close to 600 in a suit. I know for certain he's drug-free as well and he's actually a Surgeon himself.
Lower back injury help. Sugden Barbell.