I've always had some lower back issues, on and off though. Recently I've started a job where I sit down the majority of the day, as well as drive 30 minutes to work, and a bit longer after due to some traffic.
I'm also training hard for a powerlifting competition.
All of this combined I think made my lower back VERY stiff and quite uncomfortable. I spent all day trying to stretch, massage it but it didn't help.
I have tried a physio and osteopath but neither helped or gave me a great service in my opinion.
I went to a chiropractor who x-rayed me and found a lower disc in my lumbar spine is compressed. This is also known as a slipped disc or herniated disc. He clicked me and moved me around and adjusted me a lot which made a big difference. It will take a while to have a full effect I think.
He's said that I can still lift, and from online research the deadlift can help in rehabilitation if done correctly. I am being coached so sure my form is good. I will drop the weight a bit though.
Has anyone else had this injury or issue?
I'm finding it really hard sitting all day as my lower back stiffens up quite quickly and is hard to relieve
Any advice for me?