First a little back story...when I was 18...roguhly 3 years ago....I injured my lower back doing a heavy set of sumo deadlifts with improper form. I hjadto take 1 year off from lower body training all together, and then ease back into things slowly. I have just now gotten my lower body strength to respectable levels again, but now the worst has happened all over again. I benching on Monday and got in a hurry and set my arch too fast and felt like I hyperextended my back a little. Alight discomfort, but it was fine throughout the workout.
Well...I get home, and I bend over to put the toilet seat down and bam...sharp pain in my lower left sacral region. Two days later the pain has gotten worse. I'm trying to avoid any medical billsright now, cause money is extremely tight, and the last time this happened, I spent hundreds of dollars on doctors visits and never got any answers. So I as wondering if anyone could give me a few exercises to determine severity of injury or tests or just something. Any help is much appreciated.