This is my first post, so let me know if you need any additional information to help me out with my situation. Thank you in advance for any help! Here it is:
Last Feb. I maxed deadlifting and something in my lower right back shifted to the right. I could tell something was wrong when it happened (probably about 3/4 of the way through the lift). I stopped deadlifting and squatting since those aggravated it the most. I tried stretching but perhaps not religiously enough. I ended up going to the chiro 3x a week last spring, and nothing helped.
I still did not do any deadlifting or squatting this summer. I missed it a lot, and decided to get back into it this fall. I started off my deadlifts as just rack pulls, and my strength and power was still there. I tried squatting again today, starting light, and felt great for the first three sets.
Maybe I loaded up too fast, even though I was at 65% of my former 1RM of last winter, and as I tried to push up on my 8th rep of my 4th set, my lower right back shifted again. It felt kind of like a grinding when I tried to move it around after racking the weight. I tried to rack pull after that (probably a bad idea), and it tugged again once I went heavy enough. Now sitting hurts, and it's a pretty sharp pain.
Last year, there would be small pains in the front of my right thigh to accompany the back pain. Now, there is none of that, but the new back "injury" only happened today.
If anyone has any idea of what happened, what I can/should do moving forward, and any other advice for me, I'd greatly appreciate it. I am a 20-year old male, 5'10", 175 lbs. Thank you!