I’ll try to make this brief.
I got really bad staph over the summer, spent some time in the hospital, then a lot of time at home with an IV. Basically layed off from lifting for 6 weeks.
I try to hop back in where I left off (dumb, but I was pretty invincible strength wise over the summer PRs almost every week) and I hurt my right lower back.
I’m curious as to what I can do about it.
I’m pretty sure I hurt it while doing GMs at my 5RM. It now hurts when I flex my lower back and force an arch vs. a neutral spine.
When it gets really bad it hurts when I run with it.
Basically I’ve tried to work through it by trying to make it strong again. It hurts like hell but I’ve been able to use it, for things like GMs and squats (no where near where I was in strength), after long warm-ups it’s something I can work through.
That’s sorta the only way I know how to deal with injuries, in my short lifting career I’ve never had anything that couldn’t be fixed by “working through it” until it was strong and usable again.
I’ve hit it with a foam roller, and a tennis ball and it seems to help a little but the pain comes back if I stop the rolling aggressively.
I don’t particularly want to go to the doctor to hear “don’t lift with it” because that’s not an option.
I’m working on qualifying for USAPL Collegiate naitionals and then attending. Another layoff isn’t really doable. I’ll put a band-aid on the shotgun wound in the form of a really tight belt before I do that.
I guess that wasn’t so brief, but I want to know if you all think I can/should do.