Long story short I noticed maybe two weeks ago that I was beginning to experience a dull pain on the left side of my lower back. I can't remember an exact moment when I could have injured myself, but it did begin a day or two after heavy squats.
I notice the pain the most when standing and bending over forward towards the ground to a 90 degree angle. It's not a sharp pain and far from unbearable, but it is persistent. It feels more like I'm pulling on something tight somewhere in the region of my left lower back.
I haven't done deadlifts or squats for about two weeks in fear of making it worse but it really hasn't fixed itself on rest alone. I've tried some piriformis stretches as well as using a tennis ball, but I'm not entirely sure that 1.) They really did anything or 2.) I didn't do them enough/consistently.
I plan on seeing a physical therapist when I return from vacation at the end of this week, but I was curious to see what anyone might come up with on here.