I didn’t really know what forum to post this in and I already posted it on another site but some of the most knowledgable guys around are on this site so here goes.
A few weeks ago I seemed to have hurt my back while lifting a barbell to do Shrugs. I normally pay close attention but had an apparent brain fart and am now paying dearly for it. The pain started out as a moderate intense pain and kinda just persisted for awhile. It seems to be generated from the lower right side of my spine just up from my tailbone and I’d describe it as a kind of burning throbbing pain wich gets sharp and more intense for short periods of time.
Saturday I was working on my truck and was moving a small box of bolts, maybe 10 to 15lbs. I bent over to set them down almost at ground level and BAM!!! This incredible pain hit me and I fell straight to the ground without even thinking about it. It was like my entire body just failed at that exact instant. Well I laid on the ground for a few minutes and pondered yelling for someone but my pride didn’t like that idea so I got myself up. The pain was only for an instant but the nagging throbbing pain was now worse than it was before. I hobbled into the house and scrounged up some Robaxin and took it. This lessened the pain somewhat but I have been in a fair amount of pain ever since this happened.
I will be making an appointment to see a chiropractor to get an initial idea on what exactly the problem is. I will not get any adjustments made until an X-Ray or CAT scan is performed. I’ve heard too many horror stories.
Do any of you recognize this type of injury and have any ideas on how to fix or begin repairing it. I have been doing very light lower back excercises since it happened but my oly lifts are almost out of the question. Squats and Deads are very very light, almost just practicing the movement with a light weight just for slight resistance. I’m not even sure If I can do that now. I’ve been trying to stretch some by laying flat on back and pulling my knees one at a time alternating into my chest. Laying down and taking weight of my spine is the only thing that lessens the pain. Comments and suggestions are welcome.