Hello guys so I injured my back deadlifting about 3 months back that damaged both my spine and muscles around it. It’s been a slow recovery but I am confident that my spine is healed. Extension and flexion shows no pain normally.
My problem now is that my muscles in the lower back are way too weak or senstitive cause they get pulled almost everytime I try to deadlift a moderate amount of weight. For instance two weeks ago i deadlifted about 225 for 2 reps and i felt a pop in my muscles. It healed in about 4 days. Last week I deadlifted 5 x 10 with 185 with no problem except a bit of muscle tightness. Today on my FIRST set of 185 i felt a weird series cracks or pops and the pain in my muscle is bad. I’m getting tired of these muscle pops and pains and I can’t get back to lifting normally.
Should I give my back a break and stay off of it till it’s completely healed or should I try to strengthen it with very light weight? Cause deadlifting assisted a lot previously when I had spine damage and was doing less weight but idk when this weak piece of rubber band is going to stop snapping.