I was wondering if anybody had any experience with lower back pain on one side of their body. It started about a year and a half ago while I was doing straight leg dead lifts. I usually have very strict form keeping my lower back tight and arched, never letting it round as much as I can.
I was lifting heavy and keeping good form until after my tenth rep I decided to go for one more since i hadn’t hit failure yet and thought I could keep my form. On the way back up my form broke, which it has from time to time without a problem, I usually just let the weight drop. this time I tried to push through and finish the rep but was forced to drop the weight because it felt like something in my lower back slipped out of socket. On the lower back to either side of the spine there is, what feels like two notches, and the one on the right side felt like it was pulled out of place.
from what I have found researching online, it looks like where the ilium bone and sacrum bone meet or overlap got pulled apart or out of place. From that point on I stopped doing deads all together to try and recuperate. For almost a year I had an on again off again pain in the right side of my lower back that would shoot down my right leg but not all the way down my leg, not even down to the knee. When I would bend down to pick something up most of the time I had to also lift my right leg behind me as I bent over as to not feel any discomfort and when I would sit down on a bench and lay back I would also have to raise my right leg up with me as I laid back then once my back was flat bring my leg down and foot on the floor.
Also while sitting down if I lowered my chin to my chest there would be a sharp pain in that lower right side where those bones meet until I lifted my head back up. As time went on the pain would come back less and less until about six months ago or so when it finally totally went away. But about a month ago I started doing my deads again, regular and romanian style, and everything was going fine until the day after I did bent over barbell rows. I never felt like my form broke down but I must have tweaked it just enough for it to come back.
The next leg day of mine I could feel the pain during my squats but nothing bad at all, i just new it was there. and when I did my deads at my normal weight I actually went up in weight because it didn’t effect my form, actually made my form better because of how worried i was about it, and could barely feel anything in my lower back, even less then i felt during squats. So i didn’t believe that it would be a problem anymore. But today I felt the pain even more than usual and it was about as bad as it was when i first started having this problem. During squats it didn’t effect me all that much during the workout, just after. I also couldn’t do my regular deadlifts because of the pain and not knowing if it is just pain or an actual injury and not wanting to really fuck anything up.
I believe it was so bad today because yesterday during my cardio I did three, five minute rounds on the heavy bag alternating with three five minute rounds of jumping rope. I didn’t feel anything at the time or after but with all of the mid and high kicks combined with other combinations that is a lot of core, lower back and hip movement, especially with the high kicks. And I believe that this is what caused the pain to come back during today’s workout with such a vengeance and now two and a half hours after the workout it is about as bad as it ever has been. I really want to try and get to the bottom of this on my own because I am currently in a situation where i wont be able to go to sports med for at least four or five months.
I am sorry about making this post so long but i wasn’t able to find an answer for my specific pain and wanted to make sure i didn’t leave anything out in case someone actually is familiar with this and is able to help.