Hi everyone. I read this board a lot but don’t really post. Well, I’ve decided to make my first thread about this back problem I’ve been having; it’s really stumped me.
Back in the beginning of November, I injured my lower back when I lost concentration during deadlifts. It was a stupid mistake and I paid the price. I felt a lot of lower back pain in the days after and even had trouble walking. I knew that I had to play it safe so I took six weeks off; no squatting, no deadlifting. Squatting required too much lower back stabilization for me to want to attempt them.
And here I am now. I started off doing both lifts very very light (135lbs) in December, slowly working up to my old loads. The problem is that while I’m now deadlifting as much as I used to [if not more], squatting often gives me sharp pains, even at loads that I was able to use before I started lifting. This confounds me because I have no pain or discomfort deadlifting at all.
My big mistake was not consulting a doctor immediately. I am thinking the injury must have not healed all the way. I plan to see a professional ASAP, but in the mean time I would appreciate some input from the T-Nation crowd on what you guys think my injury could be. If I broke any cardinal forum rules in making this thread I’d like to apologize before I get flamed.
Thanks for reading.