I have been having re-occurring lower back pain on my lower left side off and on for about half a year. I had two doctors tell me that I had strained a muscle and provided drugs. One doctor gave me a prescription for physical therapy and suggested prolo therapy if that didn’t work.
I took a month off from working out, and the pain went away, so I didn’t go to physical therapy. I also started utilizing dynamic stretching before and after every workout.
Now, I started working out again, and any exercise involving glute activation ends up triggering back pain a couple hours after I work out. I figured it was using weights, so I did lunges without weights, and the pain still came up.
Within the last week, I discovered very tight knots in my upper left glutes. And I have been using a combination of foam rolling and tennis balls to reduce the knots. The knots are still there, but the pain is going away.
Anybody else have similar problems?