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Argh! WTF Was That?! (Low Back 'Popped')


#1

Despite not having pulled sumo-style in a LONG time I stupidly decided today to see what my max would be. On my final single, I felt a 'pop' in my low back. Now it didn't actually hurt, nor does it hurt now (couple of hours later) and I seem have more or less full ROM. I get a little pinch if I bend backwards into extension but otherwise it's ok.

However it does feel off, like there's something not quite right and I can't work out what it is.

I realise I can't expect a full diagnosis off the internet but has anyone experienced something like this before? Any ideas or suggestions most welcome.

Thanks all.


#2

Without being a doctor I would say yes I've gotten these before as well, same with a popping in my chest sometimes when I go real heavy on dips. My general rule of thumb is that if it doesn't actually hurt it's probably not much to worry about, and if it feels a little off I'd rather back off for a week or two to let it heal up than keep training and make it 10x worse


#3

Without being a doctor I would say yes I've gotten these before as well, same with a popping in my chest sometimes when I go real heavy on dips. My general rule of thumb is that if it doesn't actually hurt it's probably not much to worry about, and if it feels a little off I'd rather back off for a week or two to let it heal up than keep training and make it 10x worse


#4

Pop on one side? Right down at the base of the spine and hip??

If so - sarcoilliac joint.


#5

it popped down the middle but after a few days the pain is right side only. think SI joint might be the right call.

have you had any issues with yours? treatment, recovery times? etc

thanks