What's up everyone,
I was wondering if anybody had any input on my situation.
I injured my back in May while doing low box squats. The squat rack I was in was narrower than I am used to and I didn't have a box to use to I stacked up 45lb plates to use as a box (not my normal gym). While doing a set with 405lbs, I sort of got loose and sort of "plopped" on to the box and lost my positioning. I grinded the rep out off the box but I had a rounded lower back and it sort of looked like a half good morning half squat. I usually can't maintain an arch while squatting anyway because my hamstrings are not very flexible. After this I started doing RDLs and i worked up to about 275lbs and felt pain in my lower back but also alot of weakness. I did not feel any snaps or pops in my back. After this I laid off deadlifts and squats did light lower body workouts because I had a meet in June. The pain did not go away but I competed anyway. My numbers were a lot lower than what I could have done while healthy.
After the meet I laid off lower body work for about 2 months because my back still hurt and went to chiro and a doctor but I haven't really gotten a real answer to what the problem is. They just keep telling me my muscles are too tight or my pelvis is out of place?? The pain is in the center of my lower back above the glutes (where you can feel the bone and around the dimples). It hurts when I bend over and pick something up off the ground. For example, a deadlift is very painful when I try to pull off the floor to about the knee. I also feel very weak in this position. A squat is very painful when I lean forward and in the hole. Keep in mind these are with very light weights (135-225lbs). Also my hamstrings are extremely tight.They are very painful while stretching.
What do you guys think?
Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
So I got an Xray and went to a sports specialist. The x ray showed nothing and the sports specialist said that it is just a lower back strain. Do lower back strains usually last this long because ive been hurt since June. It does hurt when I sit down and lean forward still and my hips have been tightening up again. Thanks