Hi everyone - looking for a bit of advice to help me through the next couple of days.
It’s a bank holiday weekend here so I can’t see my GP until Tuesday and I’m in quite a bit of pain in my lower back.
The injury occurred last night while I was deadlifting. I was on my last set of 5 x 5 deads and I suspect my form got sloppy. Towards the top of the lift I felt the left side of my lower back twinge a bit (right down low maybe half an inch above my coxic). Hard to describe really - it felt like the muscle was being warmed from the inside. No real pain as such but I was highly suspicious and stopped further lifting.
The pain started about an hour later to a small degree but I woke up this morning and I’m having a hard time doing anything. Pulling on a pair of socks was agony.
From reading elsewhere on the site I’m suspecting a bulged disc but I’ll leave that for the doc to decide.
I’ve taken 1000mg Naproxyn (NSAID that I’ve been prescribed for an ankle problem) and put some deep heat cream on the affected area. This seems to offer a bit of relief but the pain is still real bad.
So the advice I could do with is simple - anything else I can do to ease this up a bit before I go to see my Doc?
Thanks in advance!