First, lower back issues run in the family. My uncle was a big lifter and when he turned 35 he had multiple surgery for the lower back. All in vain. He's 45 now and can barely drive his car. He also got depressed by being unable to workout and lose all his hard earned muscle.
If tried to deadlift and squat in my younger days, but it always resulted in a lower back pain that extended to my butt and legs.
Since a few months I've started to squat again, work the abs more and doing light deadlifts.
Now, up till 225 pounds, my deadlifts are ok. I use strict form (in everything I do).
But every single time I try to go heavier, the pain comes back... :-(( I'm a 240+ lbs, 30 years old guy with almost 9 years of workout experience and not getting over 225lbs deadlifts is rather embarrassing. Needless to say, my back squat is also a problem.
What should I go? Lower the weights and keep doing them until all feels right? Or am I simply ruining my back?
Please some advice!