For the past 2 years one side of my back has been extra tight with some pain. It also liked to pop on that side, which made it feel better. And when I did stuff like back extensions and bendovers I always felt it more on the tight side. I went to the doctor and he said one leg was longer so I wore a heel lift but that made things worse. I concluded that the problem was functional. So I worked on hip rotation, core work, hip/low back mobility and stretching, A.R.T., and deep tissue massage. This controlled the problem and I never missed a workout but the one side always got tight during each workout. Then one day I was doing squats and I didn?t feel anything traumatic but the one side tightened up big time. And the next day I couldn?t get out of bed, I had incredible pain on the one side and around my tailbone. But I healed very quickly and was back in the gym in 2 days with no pain.
Since then my back feels better than ever! I don?t have any tightness on the one side and my entire back feels better and more mobile. What do you think happened? And if you know, how do I keep my back feeling like it does now? I?m worried that eventually it might return to its old state.