Last night I suffered a injury whilst deadlifting, I would like some advice on what to do next as I havent been lifting that long so it is my first worrying injury.
I had warmed up quite thoroughly, it was pretty hot in the gym too. I made a point to warm up because for last five weeks I had changed the routine so and had been working with less weight more reps to get some hypertrophy.
I also did some warm up sets with 60kg x 10reps, 100kgx3, 120kgx3, 130kgx3 the plan was to make my way up to 140kg where I'd maybe do 4 sets of 5 depending how I felt or to 150kg. It came about just as I started moving the bar on my first rep on the 140kg, I'm not even sure the weights lifted off the ground. At the time it felt like I had just ripped my upper body off my hips.
A more experienced lifter at the gym told me to forget the rest of the workout and go home, spray some freeze spray on it for now and hope it isn't a slipped disc. I followed that advice and right now I pretty sure there is discs are fine and there is no hernia because the pain is bearable. What are the other common injuries from deadlifting? Is this probably a muscle tear?