I’ve thrown out my back a few times in the past, and I know what a tweaked spine feels like. I have not, however, ever had pain just above the lower back. It feels muscular, like a burning on either side of my spine. For the past few weeks I’ve been completely unable to deadlift. Squatting is usually not a problem, nor are GHRs or most other exercises generally thought to cause back pain.
I’ve been foam rolling and stretching on a daily basis, to no avail.