I need some T-Nation advice on diagnosing & rehabbing what feels to be a lower back strain or muscle pull; I think it was from squatting improperly & not doing enough ab workouts… I’ve always been gifted with good strong leg,s but now that is jeopardized.
Bottom line, I was an idiot in neglecting my abs at the expense of big deadlifts and squats. Yeah, I know “balance”… shit…
Now with this back injury I cringe in pain when trying to pull decent weight in the DLs and get concerned at the thought of putting 135 on the squat… Strangely enough, it hurts pulling from the ground up but pullups and DB rows are still OK… I’m thinking it’s a muscle pull and not spinal or nerve damage, but damn does it nag me throughout the day… Anyone recognize the symptoms ? Is there an RMT in the house ?
Any of you guys and ladies have advice on how to rehab this ? It’s pain throughout the day across my lower lumbar region and it hasn’t gone away or subsided much since New Years.
I went to see the clinic doctor and I think he is a moron; he is a marathoner and doesn’t seem too interested in helping me… He diagnosed a back strain (“take some Advil”) but trust me it kills sometimes just to tie me shoes in the morning. As well it feels like my ROM is diminishing for my hamstrings and lower back.
I need to know if chiro or heat or therapy helped any of you lifters that suffered a previous back injury. Please PM me or just reply with advice; my complete physical and first chiro appt. is still a week away. Any advice is appreciated. I’ve got to know that I’ll come back from this.